Fun for all ages…and a great segway into the haunting hours of October:
WANTED: Vendors with unique food, antiques, local handmade items, or art are wanted for the annual Oktoberfest in the Historic Depot District, Richmond IN. If you are interested please contact Rick or Samantha at 765 966 3614. The date is September 27, 2014 10am – 7pm. There will be food, a beer garden, live music, games, and other local vendors.
Also you can be a sponsor of this event at levels of 2,500.00 (headline sponsor), 1,500.00 (stage sponsor), or 500.00 (billboard sponsor). Call Rick Parker for more information on being a sponsor at the number above, or Norene Groth at 765-238-1766.
Moving Sale…Bon Voyage!
So one of the nicer things about having a family-run website is that we get to post things like this.
I’ve written for the site for about four years now and have posted over 600 blog posts and have never thought of promoting something personal. But I just remembered–we can do that.
We’d like to ask you all to support our wonderful niece and great niece in their long awaited dream which is now a reality–moving to California. Kaitlin is graduating from the radiology program at Reid this week and in just a couple of weeks will be heading for California.
We are so proud of all her hard work and dedication towards her education and her plans to move. She must have been born a “California girl” because after her first visit there –it was in her blood. And then meeting her fiancé was a bonus. We do have a lot to offer here in Wayne County, but for those like Kaitlin who long for the ocean and sun–it’s a great fit.
This Sunday is a big Moving Sale to help them along their way and to lighten their load (they are packing all they need in a car). So if you want some great deals on furniture, clothes, books, lamps, just about anything–you won’t want to miss this sale!
And you’ll be helping with a great adventure that has been a long time in coming for Kaitlin and Ella (and Christopher). The sale is at 3585 Pleasant View Rd, this Sunday from 1-3 p.m.(also the address of Yellow Kitty Hair Salon–another family plug). We hope to see you there from 1-3 p.m. and make sure you congratulate our girl on a job well done!
is an awards ceremony which honors people at four levels (national, local, alumni and philanthropist) who have made a significant positive impact on the lives of youth.
Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders
This year’s national honoree is Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders. The first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy, Brown has helped over 5 million children as a mentor and educator. “In 1995, Brown became the National Chairman of Athletes & Entertainers for Kids and the related 9-1-1 for Kids.” These efforts have helped children and teens through mentoring and educational programs.
In addition to the awards ceremony, Catalyst includes both a dinner and auction on September 25, 2014, 5:30-9:00pm at Forest Hills Country Club. The cost is $100 for individuals $700 for a table of eight. For reservations call 765-939-4565 or email email@example.com
Proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit Wernle Children’s Home in Richmond IN.
G101.3 will start broadcasting for Freedom Jam, sponsored by First Bank Richmond, on the hill July 4th, at 4:00 p.m. with live music starting at 5:30.
Fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Roosevelt Hill.
Cambridge City Fireworks Display
Where: Creitz Park, Cambridge City, Indiana
Fountain City Fireworks Display
Where: East Ball Diamond, Fountain City Road
Centerville Bicentennial Fireworks Display
This year Centerville will kick off their Bicentennial celebration with the July 4th fireworks at dusk. Also, earlier in the day in the soccer fields there will be family fun starting in the early afternoon.
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.
If you haven’t made it to the Shakespeare productions of Much Ado About Nothing or Romeo and Juliet, you still have several chances.
According to the Shakespeare Festival site:
Indiana’s Richmond Shakespeare Festival is producing Much Ado About Nothing and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in Richmond’s historic Starr-Gennett piano factory (with generous support from the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department), in repertory, from June 6 through 15, 2014.
Professionally directed, designed, and managed, these performances are intended to be fresh, accessible, and relevant.
The Starr-Gennett building becomes a 250-seat theatre and the surrounding park is converted into a festival area with performers, art displays, vendors and other events and activities.
Are you ready for a Hoosier Shakespearience? Please join us. (Ticket & dates information can be found on the Shakespeare Festival site).
If you are visiting from out of town, you can get directions, tickets and other important information by visiting the information page at Richmond Shakespeare Festival site., for those visiting our area.
Wayne County 4-H FAIR
June 21-28, 2014
Saturday, June 21
Wayne County Idol, 5 PM at the Tom Raper RV Free Stage, Mud Race – 7 PM, Karaoke Time Following Idol Finals at the Tom Raper Free Stage.
Sunday, June 22
Church services – 11 AM at the Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Little Miss & Mister Contest, 2 PM at the Tom Raper Free Stage, Special Music 4 PM – 10 PM at the Tom Raper Free Stage, CK Cycles Moto Cross Racing – 5 PM, Horse Pull – 7 PM – FREE Admission
Monday, June 21Car Show at 5 PM in the Kuhlman Center Parking Lot, ATV/Truck Drags – 7 PM, Pork McElhinny – 7:30 PM @ Tom Raper RV Free Stage.
Tuesday, June 24
Hoosier StateTractor Pull at 7 PM, Phillip Fox Band at 7:30 PM on theTom Raper RV Free Stage, Silly Safaris, 5:30 & 7:30 PM at the Family FitnessWorks Tent
Wednesday, June 25
Pottery by Jeremy South, 3 PM – 8 PM at the Family FitnessWorksTent, Tom Butters Painting – 5 PM @ Family FitnessWorks Tent, Wayne County Idol – 6 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, and a Truck / Tractor Pull – 7 PM.
Thursday, June 26
Kids Day, 12 Noon to 4:30, Armband Special – $12, Rodeo – 7 PM, Dancers – 6:00 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Silly Safaris at 5:30 & 7:30 PM in the Family FitnessWorksTent.
Friday, June 27
4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction – 11 AM, Corey Cox – 7:30 PM @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Mud Bog – 7 PM, Fireworks @ Dark
Saturday, June 28
Off Road Swap Meet – 10 AM Free Health Screenings – Family FitnessWorks Tent – 12 PM, Wayne County Idol Finals – 5 PM, Karaoke Time Following Idol Finals @ Tom Raper RVs Free Stage, Demolition Derby – 7 PM.
For the full schedule visit the Wayne County 4H Fair website. And keep checking back here for cool pictures and any updates.
Best Tasting & Best Stand Contests
Not only can you support their efforts by purchasing their lemonade and admiring their stands, you will be helping them to understand the rewards of owning their own business. The kids, and their families, have spent hours mixing up special lemonade recipes, designing and building their stands, as well as working on their budget and other aspects of business ownership.
Support Local Non-profits
Many of the children donate a portion of their earnings to local non-profits like Relay for Life, HELP animal shelter, Boys and Girls Club, and many others. So by supporting them, you are supporting non-profits in our community.
To enter the Best Tasting & Best Stand contests, you must be registered for Lemonade Day. (registrations will be available that day if you haven’t signed up yet, or sign up at your child’s school, First Bank Richmond branches, or local libraries). All contestants will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD & a Veach’s gift card. 1st & 2nd places in both categories will receive a trophy. Set up begins at 10:00 a.m. and judging will begin at 11:15 a.m. (Celebrity judges will vote for their favorite lemonade and stand).
Contestants are encouraged to stay and sell lemonade as long as they are able, while they enjoy the Taste of Italy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
InCONCERT is excited to bring the very talented Reed Sisters Magic. These three sisters have been performing since the age of 3 with their family of magicians! They have traveled the world entertaining audiences of all ages. They will be bringing their award winning act and illusions to Richmond for two shows on Sunday May 4.
Date: May 4
Time: 1:45 Show (doors open at 1:00 pm) and 3:45 Show (Doors open at 3:30 pm)
Tickets: Available at www.inconcertrichmon.com or pick up tickets at Richmond’s YMCA
Cost: Kids $5.00 / Adults $7.00 or Family of 4 $20.00
Location: 4th Floor Blues Club
Mark your calendars for a fun filled day at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Saturday, May 10, 2014, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the Tom Raper Center. Also sign up for Lemonade Day while you are there!
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