Brewcentennial Arrives Saturday in Downtown Richmond IN

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To celebrate 200 years of Indiana craft brewing,  a  party atop the City Parking Garage in Downtown Richmond on Saturday, August 27, 2016, is being hosted by New Boswell Brewery.

You will be able to enjoy samples of Indiana’s best craft beer from several local breweries including Noble Order Brewing Co. Local music, including Achilles Tenderloin, and food vendors will be set up inside the event.

Ticket holders will receive a commemorative sample glass. Local bands will include Richmond’s Achilles Tenderloin, The Dead Man String Band, Spud Bugs, Dana Sipos, and Wonky Tonk – brought to you by First Bank Richmond.

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Achilles Tenderloin will be live during the BrewCentennial in Richmond Saturday

For tickets you can visit: Eventbrite.  Prices vary according to when you purchase and if you are the designated driver.  10.00-30.00.

Another great event happening in Wayne County this weekend!

Check out our GoWayneCounty.com calendar for more exciting things happening in Wayne County.  To submit a public event to the GWC calendar send an email to karole@gowaynecounty.com.

Downtown Richmond Indiana: Like Coming Home

Every day in Richmond IN, people are coming from points near and far to visit this quaint historic downtown area. Filled with unique shops and local shop owners, people return not only for the items they find but also the welcoming atmosphere.

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On right: Ron Hughes, owner of The Tin Lizzie Cafe taking a moment to chat with a customer

Early..early every morning…

Years ago I read a book to my daughter called “The Storekeeper.”  It started with “early, early every morning, the storekeeper starts her day…” and follows her through the day in the life of a local shop owner.  She greets her customers as if they are friends and family, knowing each by name.  The book gives a wonderful insight into the long hours and the unusual dedication to community that local business owners have.

As I watch local shopkeepers downtown start their days I always think of this book.  They may greet each other on the streets as they are sweeping their front sidewalk, or you may see one in the window, setting up a display and waving as people walk by to work.

At the Tin Lizzie Cafe, named for their historic Model T car, you may find owner Ron Hughes chatting with customers, taking a break after opening his kitchen at 6:00 a.m. to start baking fresh cookies and pies and preparing the soup of the day or a catering order. 

IMG_1781Around the corner at Embellish, owner Kim Hoppe, sets out her sidewalk sale items early before she opens her doors.  Her shop includes clothing, accessories and “embellishments” that are unique and fun. Kim also runs Black Eyed Susan, which carries vintage and collectable items including dishes and decor.  Her little dog greets visitors as they come in, from her perch on her fluffy pillow, garnering smiles.

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Right: Shari and John Veach as they are interviewed by NBC about their local toy store: Veach’s

Years of experience

John and Shari Veach, owners of the toy store, Veach’s, care for their customers with the decades of knowledge they have personally gained and also acquired from John’s father who started the toy store over 50 years ago.  They also feel close to their community and have a passion to offer good quality toys.  It’s a family affair as their son Tanner, now a college student, can be seen setting up displays in the windows over summer breaks.

New local downtown shops

New shops are opening all the time in Downtown Richmond including “765” a young men’s clothing and accessory shop and Lux Lizzies, a lovely boutique with women’s clothing, boots, belts and accessories.  Plans are in the works for Lizzies to also open a “tween” store soon with the same attention to high quality and affordable fashion.  Both of these newer shops are also local and family-run.

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The Tin Cup: Tea & Gift Shop carries lovely and unique tea pots and accessories as well as teas & local items and gifts

Rachel and Ron Hughes, owners of the Tin Lizzie, have in the past year opened a tea room called The Tin Cup: Tea & Gift Shop.  Open 10-3, M-W, and 10-4, TH and Friday, with Saturday hours from 11-2 p.m.  The tea shop offers eight lines of tea including Republic of Tea, Oregon Chai and Stash with over 100 flavors.  The kettle is on every day so that one can stop in and have a cup of tea or one of their specialty tea drinks.  Filled with earthy and local gift items and decor, they also offer afternoon teas by reservation.  Tea experiences include their “Tea for Two” and teas for up to 22 people for a larger celebration.  They also hold themed teas like Downton Abbey and as well as character birthday tea parties for children.

Older shops like Davis Jewelers and John’s Custom Framing have been around long enough to be appreciated as markers of the downtown’s longevity and stability.  One can often see shop owner of 52 years, John Gephart, of John’s Custom Framing sitting outside his shop downtown reading a paper or chatting with a friend.  (If you don’t see him there he may be drinking a cup of coffee as he visits with customers and  friends at the Tin Lizzie across the street).

IMG_1774Downtown Richmond offers a feeling that can be described as coming home.  Visitors from out of town have enjoyed the welcoming manner of local shopkeepers when they come for a day or a weekend stay, so much that they often return regularly.

In a time of hustle and bustle and never, it seems, a time to rest, local downtown shopping is becoming more popular across the United States.  People are seeking a place away from frantic and crowded experiences, and want to enjoy the one on one care that is often experienced when visiting local establishments.

When you walk into a shop in Downtown Richmond, you know that these people care about their community and what they have to offer.  Visit Downtown Richmond soon to see what all the fuss is about!

(When visiting Richmond IN, stop by the Visitor’s Center as you come in from the east and pick up information on the many trails you can experience while here including a fairy trail, chocolate trail and a trail of Tiffany stain glass windows).

** Other local businesses in Downtown Richmond IN include: Ply Fiber Art– a cozy yarn shop with supplies and knitting classes available.  Hometown Deli: Restaurant and catering serving breakfast and lunch.  Dance With Me Bridal Shop: call Barb for a bridal party appointment.  Sanders Jewelers: Jewelry shop.  Mona Lisa Salon & Boutique: Hair, nails, clothing and a coffee bar.  Joy Ann Bakery: Locally owned offering fresh baked cookies, pies and cakes.  The Secret Ingredient: women’s clothing store.  For more information on local shops, check back in to GoWayneCounty.com for exclusive interviews and stories.

 

Morrisson Reeves Library: Free Live Music Event

Experience live West African music on an 21 string guitar-like instrument called a Kora.  Sean Gaskell will perform live at Morrisson Reeves library.  This free concert is open to the public.

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Band Day at the Indiana State Fair!

bands silhouetteThis is the day that area bands in Wayne County and all over Indiana have been working towards.

Hours of practices, repetition and marching have culminated in this one major event that begins today at the crack of dawn.

bands 3Kids will travel on busses from all over Wayne County to represent their schools and their own personal achievements that they made to be able to participate in todays competition.

Coverage for Band Day is widespread including Twitter feeds, Facebook, and radio – and that’s just the local Wayne County coverage.  It will also be televised throughout Indiana.

Phil Quinn, from 101.7 is live today at the Fairgrounds for band day and you can get up to the minute coverage by following the station on Facebook and Twitter.  Rachel Sheeley is also live and on Facebook covering for the Pal-Item.

bands 2We will have results on our GoWayneCounty Facebook page as soon as they are announced tonight- so stay tuned!

It’s a great day for marching bands!

Annual Historic Centerville Quilt and Needlework Show

Quilt picture submitted by Myra Baldwin

Quilt picture submitted by Myra Baldwin

This year’s Quilt/Needlework Show will be on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, from 10-4 each day. Admission is $3 and the Mansion House is at 214 E Main Street in Centerville.

Turn-in for the Quilt/Needlework show will be from 4-6 on Wednesday, August 24 at the Mansion House. Flea Market items such as fabric, patterns, books, magazines, and craft supplies will also be accepted at that time. The Flea Market will be in the Log Court House this year as there is an abundance of things that will be on sale.

There will be 15 vintage quilt tops for sale in the kitchen area of the Mansion House.

Historic Centerville will begin this year having the Quilt/Needlework Show on the opposite years of the Country Extension Homemaker’s Quilt Show at the Raper Center in hopes of increasing participation and attendance.

All proceeds go for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House property which includes Wayne Country’s first log courthouse originally in the Salisbury community on Salisbury Road.

 

The Flying Circus: Another Successful Year! & Upcoming Events

Flying Circus: Hagerstown IN

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Tuesday was a great day for flying into one of the oldest grass air strips in the US, according to reports from organizers in Hagerstown IN, during the Flying Circus.

“It was a pretty special day in Hagerstown, with a turnout of about 4000 people (pretty good for a town of 1700) coming to enjoy a record number of vintage airplanes….nearly 60! And some wonderful new additions, like a Twin Beech (memories of “Sky King). The food and fair-like atmosphere at this free (FREE!) community affair should be on your calendar. This was Flying Circus IX!”

Never at a loss for exciting and unique events in Wayne County IN– Stay tuned for more or check out the GoWayneCounty.com calendar!

Coming up tonight: Downtown Shopping Night

Enjoy a shopping night out in Downtown Richmond’s air conditioned and unique shops! It’s a special night with participating shops open from 5-8 p.m. and many with sidewalk sales and treats!

Mary Poppins Tea August 13, 2016

Be sure to make your reservations at The Tin Cup for the Mary Poppins Tea on August 13, 2016.  A fundraiser event for the Richmond Civic Theatre, kids and adults can enjoy meeting the main characters and getting autographs while having a light tea.  Cost is 12.50/person.  Call 765 962 4441 or stop in during the Downtown Shopping Night.  (This event will be during the Theatre’s Supercali -Festival).

Richmond Fireworks Cancelled for Monday, July 4th

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UPDATE 7/5/2016: There will be no reschedule date.

See full story HERE

Due to rain chances again tonight, the American Legion has cancelled tonight’s reschedule of Richmond fireworks.

Once a new date is confirmed by all parties, we will update!

Stay tuned…

Last 2 Days of Wayne County 4H Fair! See Friday & Saturday’s Event Schedule Here!

Friday, June 24

LIVESTOCK SALE DAY 

Highlights:

4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction – 11 AM

Phillip Fox Band – 7:30 PM @ Free Stage

Mud Bog – 7 PM Fireworks @ Dark

Details of ALL Events for Friday:

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

11 AM 4-H Livestock Sale of Champions Auction

1 PM Mark Abbati living statue – @ Livestock Auction www.joyunspeakable.net

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00 – 2016 Wayne County 4-H Members With Card $7.00

5 PM Mark Abbati living statue – @ Daily Sponsor Tent www.joyunspeakable.net

5 – 8 PM Special Event – First Bank Tent 6 PM Antique Tractor Parade

7 PM Mud Bog (John Lackey 765-993-5775)

7:30 PM Phillip Fox Band – Country Fried Rock n’ Roll – Free Stage – www.phillipfoxband.com

8 PM Mark Abbati living statue – roaming the fairgrounds www.joyunspeakable.net DARK FIREWORKS Saturday, June 25 LAST DAY OF FUN!!! FREE HEALTH CHECK!

9:30 AM 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest – at north end of fairgrounds

9 AM Open Dairy Show (Daune Hill 765-847-2987)

12 – 5 PM Lifestyle Expo with FREE Health Screenings. Sponsored by the Richmond Seventh Day Adventist Church Learn your health age and lifestyle changes leading to longer life – Sheep Barn

1 PM – Sunday AM Wayne County Amateur Radio display & communicating by Hamm Radio – Public Welcome to come learn and talk with other Hamm Radios around the world!

4 PM Bubble Fun Run – Free Stage – Free Entry with non-perishable item

5 PM Back Draft Band – Free Stage

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

7 PM Demolition Derby – Cars, Lawnmowers & Kids Power Wheels (John Lackey 765-993-5775 or Billy Rose 765-730-3676)

Saturday, June 25

LAST DAY OF FUN!!! FREE HEALTH CHECK!

Highlights:

Free Health Screenings – Sheep Barn – 12-5 PM

Hamm Radio starting at 1 PM @ First Bank Tent Back

Draft Band 5 pm @ Free Stage

Demolition Derby – 7 PM

Details of ALL Events for Saturday:

9:30 AM 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest – at north end of fairgrounds

9 AM Open Dairy Show (Daune Hill 765-847-2987)

12 – 5 PM Lifestyle Expo with FREE Health Screenings. Sponsored by the Richmond Seventh Day Adventist Church Learn your health age and lifestyle changes leading to longer life – Sheep Barn

1 PM – Sunday AM Wayne County Amateur Radio display & communicating by Hamm Radio – Public Welcome to come learn and talk with other Hamm Radios around the world!

4 PM Bubble Fun Run – Free Stage – Free Entry with non-perishable item

5 PM Back Draft Band – Free Stage

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

7 PM Demolition Derby – Cars, Lawnmowers & Kids Power Wheels (John Lackey 765-993-5775 or Billy Rose 765-730-3676)

Thanks for visiting GoWayneCounty! 

Thursday’s Wayne County Fair Events – Kids Day, College Day & More Great Entertainment!

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Thursday, June 23

COLLEGE DAY – FREE PARKING WITH COLLEGE ID

KIDS DAY – ARMBAND SPECIAL STARTS AT 12 NOON!

Highlights:

Kids Day – 12 Noon to 4:30 – Armband Special – $12

3 Bar J – 7 Event Rodeo – 7 PM

Dixon Dancers – 6:00 PM @ Free Stage

Silly Safaris – 5:30 & 7:30 PM @ First Bank Tent

Colt Douglas – 7:30 @ Free Stage

Detailed Schedule of ALL Events:

9 AM 4-H Dairy Show

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

12 NOON – 4:30 PM Kids Day – Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands Special $12.00

2 PM – 4 PM Free Craft (while supplies last!) by Paint the Town – First Bank Tent

2 PM – 5 PM Free Fossil Dig & Nature Fun by Joseph Moore Museum – First Bank Tent 3 PM 4-H Horse & Pony – Fun & Games 5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

5:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent 6 PM Supreme Showman – Horse Arena Opening Ceremony, Then completed in Livestock Show Arena

6 PM Antique Tractor Parade & Games Following at the Antique Tractor Area

6 PM Free Kiddie Tractor Pull – FFA Fun Barn

6 PM – 7 PM Dixon Dancers – Free Stage

7 PM 3 Bar J – Seven Event rodeo – IPRA-Rodeo.com (Mike Johnson 937-459-7352)

7 PM Adult Pedal Tractor Pull – In front of antique tractor display

7:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent

7:30 PM Colt Douglas Acoustic Show – Free Stage Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net) Battle of the Barns – Following Supreme Showman in Livestock Show Arena

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

Wayne County 4H Fair Events for Monday-RIDES Opening and Much More!

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Monday, June 20

OPENING NIGHT FOR POOR JACK AMUSEMENTS 

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!

Highlights:

Kicks 96 Live Broadcast with Poor Jack Amusements – 4 PM

Car Show – 5 PM

Kuhlman Center Parking Lot Mud Race – 7 PM

String Party Band – 7:30 pm @ Free Stage

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Monday June 20th:

8 AM 4-H Poultry Show – Raper Center

9 AM 4-H Horse & Pony – Dressage & Jumping

9 AM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

2 PM 4-H Swine Show

4 PM – 6 PM Kicks 96 Live Broadcast Celebrating Poor Jack’s 50th Anniversary

5 PM – 8 PM Car Show – Cruz in the County Fair – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot (Enter West Gate-Show Cars Only) FREE ENTRY (Mark Mendenhall 765-886-5506)

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00 5:30 PM Color Guard Grand Entry –

4-H Horse & Pony – Special Skills

5 – 8 PM Indiana Bicentennial Event – First Bank Tent

6 PM Goat and Poultry Dress up Parade – Raper Center

6 PM Corn Hole (Just come and play, no tourney) – FFA Building 6 PM Antique Tractor Parade

7 PM Mud Race – Track Side – (www.koidragracing.com Lewis 859-576-7380)

7:30 PM Entertainment – Free Stage Evening Mark Abbati Living Statue – roaming the fairgrounds (www.joyunspeakable.net)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

Wayne County 4H Fair Opens Today!

funnel cake at fairThe anticipation has been building in homes all over Wayne County for months, and the day has finally arrived!

Kids showing animals will have gotten up early every morning for the past several months to tend their animals and prepare for the Fair, and adults and children with arts and projects will have turned them in for judging just this week after hours of work.

Be sure to get out and support these Wayne County residents after all their hard work. And while you are at it, pick up some yummy fair foods, visit activity tents and have a great time!

Saturday night will be the place for balloon lovers as the 4H Fair hosts a balloon glow at 9:00 p.m.   Saturday is also the first day of the Wayne County Idol competition at 5:00 p.m. on the Free Stage.  So much to do!

You can find the full calendar of events here.

See you at the Fair!!

Opening Weekend Events at the Wayne County Fairgrounds

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Saturday, June 18 FAMILY FUN NIGHT 

Highlights:

Wayne County Idol 5 PM @ Free Stage

Hot Air Balloon Launch –7 PM

ATV/Truck Drags – 7 PM

Movie “Minions” @ 8:30 PM

Karaoke Time Following Idol @ Free Stage Night-

Glow Hot Air Balloons – 9 -10PM

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Saturday June 18th:

9 AM 4-H Horse & Pony – Western Show

4 PM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits Open – Kuhlman Center

5 PM Wayne County Idol – Free Stage – Sponsored by Kicks 96

5 PM – 9 PM FREE Laser Tag and 28 ft Slide – Heartbreakers Entertainment

7 PM Flag Raising – trackside by Veterans

7 PM ATV/Truck Drags Racing – KOI Drag Racing – www.koidragracing.com – 859-576-7380 6 PM Meet the Queen and her Court – First Bank Tent 6 PM Open Sheep Show – (IJCLC website)

7 PM Launch of Hot Air Balloons – Salisbury Road Parking Lot across from the Fair Grounds

7:30 PM Karaoke Time – Free Stage

9 PM – 10 PM Night Glow of Hot Air Balloons – Salisbury Road Parking Lot across from Fair Grounds

8:30 PM FREE Outdoor Movie Night “Minions” Partnered with Richmond Parks Department @ Raper Center

 

Sunday, June 19 FREE PARKING ALL DAY 

Highlights:

“the church” service – 11 AM –

Free Stage Little Miss & Mister Contest – 2 PM @ Free Stage

Special Music – 4 PM – 8 PM @ Free Stage

Moto Cross Racing – 5 PM

Horse Pull – 7 PM – FREE Admission

DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS for Sunday June 19th:

9 AM 4-H Dog Show – Raper Center

10 AM Color Guard Grand Entry – 4-H Horse & Pony – English Show

11 AM – 12:30 PM “the church” service from Hagerstown – Anton Payne – www.thechurchmovement.com

1 PM – 9 PM 4-H Open Class Exhibits – Kuhlman Center

12 PM Moto Cross Registration and Practice (Matt Baker 765-541-9170)

2 PM 4-H Rabbit Ambassadors, Showmanship, Doe Litter & Fur Class

1 PM Registration starts for Little Miss & Mister ages 6 months – 6 years – Free Stage see website for forms or email kafouche@frontier.com or call/text at 765-914-6771 2 PM Little Miss & Mister Contest – Free Stage

2 PM – 4 PM FREE Ice Cream Social – First Bank Tent – Sponsored by Stegall-Berheide-Orr Funeral Home

4 PM FamJam – a character ed. family show – Free Stage

4:30-5 PM Bank Tent (Sandy House 765-886-5400)

5 PM Moto Cross Racing Track (Matt Baker 765-541-9170)

5 PM & 7 PM Special Music – Free Stage 5:30 PM Open Swine Show (Ryan Drake 765-541-2366)

6 PM FamJam – a character ed. family show – Free Stage

7 PM Billy Bales Memorial Horse Pull (Patty Bales 765-993-1240)

For a FULL listing of all activities to print for the entire fair, click HERE

 

Wayne County 4H Fair Schedule!!

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The much anticipated annual Wayne County 4H Fair is starting THIS weekend!

Fun-filled Things to Do and See All Day Long and Exciting Events Every Evening!

Come back daily to GoWayneCounty or our Facebook Page for Daily Event Details!!

Download the full schedule by clicking image above or HERE!!

Live Concerts @ The Free Stage Wayne Co 4H Fair 2016

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String Party Band

The Free Stage at the Wayne County 4H Fair is the place to be for free concerts, starting Monday, June 20, 2016 with the String Party Band at 7:30 p.m.

The first live entertainment on the Free Stage, however, is Saturday, June 18 – with the kick off of Wayne County Idols competition at 5:00 p.m.  The Idol finals will be Wednesday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m.  Local vocalists will be vying for that top position earning them a large pot of money for their efforts.

More excellent Free concerts on stage will be:

Corey Cox- Tuesday June 21, at 7:30 p.m.

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Corey Cox

Corey returns to the Wayne County 4H fair as a favorite of past performers.  Corey performed for tens of thousands of fans in the Super Bowl XLVI Village, sang the National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 Nationwide Race and secured a major sponsorship with Coors Banquet beer. Corey has built his name through his relatable lyrics, and contagious songs.

Colt Douglas Acoustics – Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m.  

Colt Douglas is well known in the area for his acoustical guitar and vocal talents.  His songs like Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Southern Band, Out of the Blue and Wild World, among many others, are toe tapping good sing along songs.

The Phillip Fox Band – Friday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m.

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The Phillip Fox Band

Returning to the Wayne County 4H Fair, Phillip Fox explains their musical motivation, “For us it’s about the music first” explains front man, Phillip Fox. “Our favorite songs and artists are timeless. It’s great music that transcends scenes, fads, and production trends.  We’re not really paying attention to what’s popular at the moment or what will get played on the radio and we hope that comes as a breath of fresh air in our music.”Backdraft Band- Saturday, June 25, at 10:00 a.m. 

Backdraft Band- Saturday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.

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Backdraft Band

Hailing from the Wayne County and Liberty areas, Backdraft specializes in the popular sounds of Country and Classic Rock.  Playing live on final day of the Fair, Saturday June 25, at 10:00 a.m.  their energetic performance will be a great way to end the 2016 Fair.  Free Stage.

Visit our calendar at GoWayneCounty.com/Events Calendar to see more events coming soon to the Wayne County 4H Fair 2016!  And check in often for pictures and stories about the Fair.  We will be reporting live from the Fairgrounds throughout the coming Fair week!
We’ll see you at the Fair!!

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive
Tuesday, Jun 21 2016
4:00PM – 8:30PM
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Location: Kuhlman Center

Click here to sign up!

Thank you for your support!
·         The donation process takes less than an hour.
·         It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating.
·         Most people are eligible to donate.
Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Eligibility.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures.

More questions?
Feel free to contact: Jennifer Barrett at: jbarrett@indianablood.org

 

Bloom & Glow is Coming!

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Do you love hot air balloons and roses?  Then you will be excited to hear that the annual BLOOM & GLOW is coming June 8, 2016, to the Glen Miller Rose Garden & former golf course.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will run until dusk when the balloons will be lit up causing an amazing glow over the former golf course.  (Those who want to see the balloon glow only should arrive after 8:00 p.m.)  Live music will add to the ambiance of the evening, provided by local musician Pat O’Neal.

Tickets for the food and soft drinks, which will be provided by five local caterers, will be $20, and  will be sold in advance.  Food will be served from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., however there is no cost to attend the balloon glow at dusk.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase as well.

You can get updates on the rose garden on Facebook (search for Richmond Rose Garden Inc.)  For tickets and information: please contact Ann Herrman, event chairman, (765) 962-8914.

This annual event raises money for the Rose Garden and is a celebration of this unique Wayne County tourism treasure that draws visitors each year to our area.  It has also been a favorite venue for weddings and other celebrations for local residents.

  • Location:  2500 block East Main Street, Richmond
  • When:   Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (food will be available from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.)
  • Tickets are available at the Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau’s Welcome Center, 5701 National Road E., Richmond. They are also available from event committee members.  This event is open to the public.