Hoosier-Buckeye Challenge at Clear Creek Park, Richmond IN

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Press release, GWC

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Alan Francis, reigning world champion pitcher in Class A 2015, at the Greenville OH tournament 2015. Karole Passmore, GWC

Competitive horseshoe pitchers from all over Indiana and Ohio will converge on the Richmond Clear Creek courts, Saturday, August 8, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Class A competition starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, and will include players from Plainfield, Kennard, Williamsburg, New Castle, Fountain City, Muncie, Hope, and Arcanum Ohio. Pitchers include Julia Charlton, with a ringer percentage of 58.86, who is a local teacher from Centerville Indiana and one of the top female pitchers in Indiana. The highest percentage for this class of pitchers tomorrow is Phil Gross, from Plainfield Indiana, with a 71.31 percentage.

Class B will take the courts at 2:00 p.m. and includes John Passmore, who is organizing the annual tournament again this year. John has pitched competitively since he was 11 years old, and in his younger years pitched alongside his father at the Clear Creek courts. Horseshoe pitching has been a passion for John, who in his heyday was at the top of the game, winning world tournaments or placing high at a young age. While living in the DC area, Passmore was asked to instruct the then- President George W. Bush in the fundamentals of the game. He spent an afternoon at the White House doing just that, always happy to teach the art of the game to anyone who is interested and honored that is was a sitting President. He also was instrumental in forming leagues and designing courts in the Maryland area.

Class C will also play at 2:00 p.m., and Class D will pitch at 10:00 a.m. alongside the Class A pitchers. Some of the pitchers in the tournment are well-seasoned, having pitched for decades. All pitchers must complete three tournaments prior to the State Horseshoe Tournament in September in order to compete at State level.

If you have never experienced this level of competitive horseshoes before, this is your chance to see some masters at work. The sound of horseshoes hitting the stakes can be a relaxing and exciting experience all at once. The court area is nicely shaded for those who want to enjoy an afternoon watching top notch horseshoe pitching.

Refreshments will be available to purchase for spectators and players, beginning at noon, and will include lemonade, hot dogs, chips and cookies. Come on down and enjoy a great American pastime, while seeing some of the best pitchers Indiana has to offer!

2015 Historic Centerville Garden Tour

Come and see what can be done with a small city yard!

Centerville Garden Tour

Come and see what can be done with a small city yard!

Historic Centerville’s annual Garden Tour will be on Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be an ice cream social at the Mansion house at 214 East Main Street from noon until 5 p.m. The community is invited to the ice cream social.

Tickets will be $8 each and can be bought on the day of the tour or at the Centerville Library from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10. Tickets may be purchased by mail by sending a check written to Historic Centerville for the tickets and mailed to Myra Baldwin, 5035 Study Road, Centerville, IN 47330 – this must be received by Tuesday, July 7, in order to allow for tickets to be received in time. Include a SASE with the check. Mail this to Historic Centerville, PO Box 73, Centerville, IN 47330.
All monies from the ticket sales and the ice cream social will be used for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House and the Log Court House. Historic Centerville will be opening the Mansion House for tours on Saturdays beginning on June 6 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. This will continue through September. Adult admission will be $2 and children will be $1.

Come and see what can be done with a small city yard

Come and see what can be done with a small city yard!

Wayne County Relay for Life This Weekend

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relay for lifeThe Wayne County Relay for Life is being held this weekend at the Wayne County fairgrounds to raise funds for cancer research and the American Cancer Society.  The 24-hour walking event will begin Saturday morning at 9 AM with a survivor lap, and end Sunday morning at 9 AM.

For more information or to enter, click here.

 

Save the Date – Viking Fest Coming!

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vikingsFestNoble Order Brewing will be hosting their annual Viking Fest with live Celtic music, specialty food, time period vendor, Viking battles and more! Free admission.

DATE: June 13th

TIME: 3:00-10:00 p.m.

PLACE: 3415 National Rd W, Richmond, IN 47374 (JJWinery)

Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!!

 

2nd Annual Cruise In for Critters & Pet Parade!

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carshow2015On May 16th, 2nd Chance Animal Rescue we will be having their 2nd annual car show and pet parade. They will have local vendors, food, games, a dunk tank, pie in face, face painting, and raffles in addition to the cars and animals. They will also doing a balloon launch where people can attach letters to their pets that have crossed the rainbow bridge.All money raised will go towards helping more animals find their “furever” homes. The car show and pet parade will take place from 5:30pm-9pm and everyone is welcome!

Download the full flyer here: car show flyer2015

2nd Chance Animal Rescue, is a nonprofit animal shelter – the only no-kill shelter without any paid employees in Wayne County!  They run solely off of donations from the community. Which means every penny they get goes directly towards the care of the animals (medication, shots, spay/neuter, etc.).

Come on and join the fun while helping a wonderful cause!
Additional Details:
They are also holding an adoption event with special adopt prices that day.
Winners of the car show and the best dressed pet will get a trophy.Location: 2905 US 35 North
Rain date: May 23rd

Fun Fall & Halloween Opportunities This Weekend

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The leaves are telling us the season is in full swing, and there are things to do all over Wayne County to celebrate Fall!  Check it out:

fall leavesMorrison Reeves Library: Glow In The Dark

Tonight (October 17) from 6 -7 p.m.  Food, glow in the dark fun and games.  Free, no registration required.

 

 

haunted houseWayne County Historical Museum: Haunted Museum

Starting tonight (October 17) from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  A not- too- frightening fun time for the whole family!  Papa Murphy’s pizza, story telling by Ghouliana, spooky book readers and more.  Come in costume if you wish…Cost 5.00 adults, 3.00 children 3-17.  2 and under Free.  You can also enjoy this event on 10/18, 10/24 & 10/25.

Dougherty Orchard: Animals & Fall Fun

The orchard is open weekdays from 10 – 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6:00.  Enjoy all your Fall favorites including apple dumplings, mini cinnamon donuts, fresh apples, pumpkins, gourds and feed the animals in the large petting area.  Always a great family tradition.  This year little ones can enjoy an apple ride.  No entry fee.  Individual costs for food, and feeding animals apply.

Get out this weekend this weekend and enjoy the Fall colors!

Trick or Treat Schedule 2014

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trick or treatTrick or Treat Times for the Wayne County Area

This year ALL times are on
Friday, October 31st

5:00-7:00 p.m.
Centerville
Connersville
Fountain City

5:00-8:00 p.m.
Winchester

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Richmond

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cambridge City
Dublin
Greens Fork
Liberty
Lynn
Milton
Pershing

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Hagerstown

Historic Centerville’s 5th Annual Garden & Home Tour

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This dry creek bed will be featured at one of the properties.

Historic Centerville, Inc., is hosting its 5th annual Garden and Home Tour on Saturday, July 12 from 9 – 4 and Sunday, July 13, from 11 – 4. This year’s gardens and home are in the Centerville area. There will be a city garden and 4 country gardens. One of the gardens features a man cave in a barn . There will also be a Petal and Stem Garden Club Boutique at one of the properties. The 1888 historic farm house on Willow Grove Road has been renovated by Charlie and Ruth Bane. Two of the gardeners are members of the Petal and Stem Garden Club.

Tickets will be $10 each and available at the Mansion House at 214 E Main Street in Centerville on the days of the event. Advance tickets will be available at the Centerville Library on East Main Street in Centerville or by mail by sending a check to Historic Centerville, PO Box 73, Centerville, IN 47330 by    July 3. A self-addressed, stamped envelope needs to be included with the order.

There will be an ice cream social from noon to 5 each day. The public is invited to this event. Ice cream, pie, and drinks will be available at the Mansion House  and those who purchase a tour ticket will receive a free drink. All items are ala carte. Pie will be $2.50, ice cream $2.00, and drinks will be 75 cents.

All  proceeds go towards the maintenance and restoration of the Mansion House property which includes the Salisbury Court House.

The Salisbury Log Court House is over 200 years old and is the 1st Court House in Wayne County. It is in need of replacement logs that have been damaged by insects. We have a goal of $40,000 and so far have raised $17,000. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Make all checks payable to Historic Centerville, PO Box 73, Centerville, IN 47330 noting it is for the Log Court House. All donations are tax deductible as Historic Centerville is a non-profit organization.

Call Myra Baldwin (977-5605) or Ruth Bane (855-5450) with any questions.

Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy The Garden and Home Tour.

Blast at the Overpass is Back..this Thursday!

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Submitted by
Lauralee Hites, InCONCERT

We are excited to announce our 9th annual Blast at the Underpass outdoor concert series.  The Blast at the Underpass is InCONCERT’s signature event.  We have been hosting this event year after year in the Depot District to celebrate July 4th.  Please share with your readers this community event.

 Blast at the Overpass
Start the 4th of July celebrations early!  Join us for our annual Blast at the Overpass on Thursday July 3rd.  This outdoor event will feature live bands playing throughout the evening, a beer garden, food vendors and activities.  Bring your lawn chair and pull up a seat for an evening of live music, food and fun.  Buy tickets in advance for only $10.00! Tickets at the gate are $12.00.  Kids under 12 are FREE!  Bands:  Blue Lou and the Mafia , Crossroads, and Jay Jesse Johnson
When: July 3rd, 2014
Where: Depot District Market and 4th Floor Blues Club parking lot
Time:  6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost:  $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the gate (kids under 12 free)
For more information email:  inconcertrichmond@gmail.com
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Wernle’s Golf Classic & Auction

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wernlegolfThere’s a special treat coming up in Richmond for golfers and lovers of the Cincinnati Reds.

A veteran pitcher and the speediest young player in Major League Baseball will take part on
Monday, May 12, in the annual Wernle Coaches for Kids golf event.
Golfers will have the opportunity to meet pitcher Mat Latos and rookie outfielder Billy
Hamilton during the event at Forest Hills Country Club.

To sign up as sponsor or a team, contact Marci or Jodi at Wernle by calling (765) 939-4575 or
visiting development@wernle.org. Individual golfers can sign up, too.
The event also will include an auction that will feature lots of sports-related memorabilia.
Latos has won 14 games in each of the last two seasons, while Hamilton is considered one of
the speediest players ever in the game.

May 12 is a day off on the Reds’ schedule.

They play homes games on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies and Tuesday against the San
Diego Padres.

The annual event is one of the top fund-raisers each year for the Wernle Youth & Family
Treatment Center. Wernle has served children of need in Richmond and the region for 135
years. It can house, treat, supervise and educate 75 young men at one time. A girls program is
starting soon on a campus that has expanded with new and renovated buildings.

Previous hosts of the golf event have included college basketball coaches Steve Alford of
UCLA and Mike Brey of Notre Dame, legendary NBA coach Del Harris and NBA player Ken
Barlow, and NCAA football stars Tony Rice, Pat Terrell and Allen Pickett from Notre Dame.

Wernle CEO Darrell Gordon was a starting linebacker on the 1988 Notre Dame football team,
the last Irish squad to win the championship.

Click Here for Team and Sponsorship Information

Second Helpings Last Summer Event This Sunday

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sh kidsSecond Helpings is a wonderful non-profit that provides free meals and fun games to area schools.  GWC would like to express a heart-felt thank you to our own Karole Passmore, founder of Second Helpings,  for the wonderful, selfless work she does for Richmond kids and families!

Last summer cookout for Second Helpings is this Sunday, August 25th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Fairview Elementary. They will continue to do special events this Fall and Winter. For more information email Karole Passmore at vintagebydesign2@gmail.com

GoWayneCounty is a proud sponsor of Second Helpings.

Live in the Glen FREE Concert Series!

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liveintheglenRichmond Parks and Recreation is doing it again this summer with free concerts in Glen Miller Park!

Every Saturday in August will be a live performance for your entertainment.

Here’s the lineup:

August 3, 8-10 p.m.:   The Sweet Beats 

The Midwest’s Finest Beatle’s Tribute Band

August 10, 8-10 p.m.: Little Frank & the Premiers

Keeping the traditional roots of blues alive!

August 17, 8-10 p.m.: Parrots of the Caribbean

A Jimmy Buffet tribute band

August 24, 8-10 p.m.: After Midnight

Bringing you 70’s music

August 31, 6-10 p.m.: Musicians Showcase

Local Musicians and Kids activities

YMCA Golf Scramble

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ymcaThe Richmond Family YMCA is hosting it’s 1st Annual Building Strong Kids Golf Scramble on Sunday, July 28th at the Richmond Elks Lodge & Country Club.  All proceeds from this event support the scholarships and financial assistance for needy youth and families.
Download the flyer and registration page for the event here:  2013 Golf Scramble Brochure
If you are interested in playing, or supporting the event, please contact the Y at 765-962-7504.
Cost per player: $50 (includes cart, green fee, and lunch)
Date: Sunday, July 28th
Time: 11:30 am registrations, lunch, & swim; 1:00 pm shotgun start
Trophies: Awarded to contest winners and winning team!
Just Lunch: $5 per person
Family Swim: $5 per family – only for hours of the outing; roughly 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
 
** The Y is still looking for sponsors!  If you’re interested in sponsoring the leader board, hole, or mini-hole, please contact me! **
Again, all proceeds support the Y!
Thanks in advance and send this to all your friends!

Summer Reading Program Going Strong at Morrisson Reeves Library

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summer reading program Morrisson Reeves July 2Yesterday, July 2nd, children gathered for a fun outdoor celebration of their summer Heroes reading program.

Children were making chalk murals, eating popsicles, drawing with face paint on themselves and others, enjoying hula hoops and generally having a great time!

It is not too late to sign up

You can sign your child up through July 8, 2013, for the children’s summer program, and enjoy some of the upcoming activities.  For every 5 hours of reading up to 15 hours kids get prizes like a free one time pass to the pool, a RiverRat ticket, tshirt and more!   First Bank Richmond is donating money towards the Backpack Blessings program, for feeding kids during the school year, each time a child reads five hours.  Children can decorate a lunch bag which will go to a child this Fall.

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View from the “bridge” at MRL

The summer program ends on July 13th and on July 15th a big celebration, for all the children who read 15 hours or more, will take place at the library.

So get your kids up to Morrisson Reeves and start some summer reading.  (If you live in Centerville- they also have a great summer reading program and are teaming up with MRL for some fun events).

Thanks to all of the Morrisson Reeves partners for this and other great events for the kids on our community.

5th Annual Blast at the Overpass

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What:  5th Annual Blast at the Overpass

When:  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Where: Depot District, 4th Floor Blues Club Beer Garden (next to Joe’s Pizza)

Cost: $10 if you buys tickets in advance and can be bought online or by called Jennifer at 765-962-6922.   $12.50 at the gate.  Ages 12 and under get in free.

Details: The event will be held outside and features local entertainers Randy and Brian Baker, Jay Jesse Johnson Band from Cincinnati and Laurie Morvan from California.  All ages are welcome to attend.   Gates open at 5:00 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs!

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Historic Centerville Garden Tour 2013

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gardentour2013Historic Centerville is hosting its 4th annual Garden Tour on Saturday, July 13 from 9 – 4 and Sunday, July 14 from 11 – 4.  This year’s gardens are in the Cambridge City area and all are in Wayne County.  Tickets may be purchased for $7 each at the Mansion House, 214 E Main Street in Centerville on the days of the tour.  Tickets may be purchased in advance by mailing a check payable to Historic Centerville and mailed to Historic Centerville, Box 73  Centerville, IN 47330.  Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the order.  Tickets will be mailed the week of the garden tour.  We will need advance ticket orders by Friday, July 5.

There will be an ice cream social during the tour each day from 12 – 5 at the Mansion House.   There will be home made pies, ice cream, and a drink for $4.50.   Ala Carte items include a piece of pie for $2.50, ice cream for $2.00, and drinks will be 75 cents.   A free drink is included with the purchase of a tour ticket on tour days.  The public is invited to the ice cream social.

Proceeds from the tour and the ice cream social will go for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House and the Salisbury Court House.  If there are any questions, call Ruth Bane 855-5450  or Myra Baldwin  977-5605.