Already our family has enjoyed fair food, visiting with the animals, a drive-in movie, more fair food, watching horse and pony shows , kids frog-jumping, and so much more. The week of the Fair is just starting and there is so much more to look forward to!
Tonight is the first night for Poor Jack Amusements, the petting zoo is up and running with pony rides, Wednesday night is the next round of Wayne County Idol, and all kinds of fun events are happening at the track!
Don’t forget to see the 4H projects inside the Kuhlman Center (enjoy a break in the air conditioning) and all the great talent of 4H’s this year. Cheer on the kids as they show their animals this week and enjoy fireworks on Friday night at dusk. A free live concert is in store for fair goers on the 26th (see details on Gowaynecounty.com) on the Free Stage.
See you at the Fair!
This week we were all able to enjoy a step back in time as our county was host to dozens of Model T’s from all over the country.
Starting on Wednesday, several Model T enthusiasts began to arrive and take part in the active schedule for the week. One of those participants was Pat McRoberts who travelled all the way from the northern Michigan town of Harrietta. Arriving on Wednesday, she and her husband enjoyed tours on both Thursday and Friday.
Pat explained that the tours, which involve longer trips to area sites, used to be called “spoke tours.” This year the tours included a trip to area museums. Pat shared that she likes this homecoming event because it’s “more informal and a lot more fun.” This was her first year and her husband’s second year to come to Richmond, the first year being the Centennial celebration. However they have both participated in events for Model T of America International, which involve hundreds of cars.
She preferred the more relaxed setting for the Model T reunion to the larger International events. As activities bustled around us, Pat was able to relax in her Model T and enjoy the view.
The Model T Homecoming is annual event attracting dozens of cars and hundreds of collectors as well as interested historians and the general public. A great job again by the organizers of this event!
For more pictures of the Model T Homecoming, visit the GoWayneCounty Facebook page.
Mark your calendar! Blast at the Overpass is coming right up in July!
The 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.
Noble 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!!
The dates for the Wayne County 4H Fair are June 20-27, 2015! Stay tuned for all the details right here on GoWayneCounty.com the official spot for updates leading up to Fair week, and live posts from the Fair!
See you at the 4H Fair!
Last night I was reminded once again how much talent we have in our little town. On top of that, we have drawing power, attracting musicians with incredible song writing skills from Dayton and elsewhere to play here.
That’s because we have a small but growing group of appreciative live music fans here too.
New Boswell Brewery and Joe Augustin – “Achilles Tenderloin” – have been hosting “Lyricists Corner” on Sundays for the past few weeks. Joe uses his connections with the top local-regional musicians to bring serious talent to Richmond each Sunday.
Back to last night – incredible music of original songs done in the Round. Paige Beller, Ryan Roth, Wesley Ladd, and Achilles Tenderloin got a standing O at the end of the last set. And they earned it.
Everyone was accompanied by Aaron Nell, our resident musical genius who plays an untold number of instruments including acordian, trumpet, and violin like no one else… anywhere!
Don’t miss the next Lyricists’ Corner at New Boswell! You absolutely won’t be disappointed!
We are making Richmond’s new history as a music town. It’s happening now! The way people talk about Jazz and the old days of Richmond… our current, working musicians are the “what’s happening now” pride of this town. The pictures and the stories we are creating now will be referenced in the same way we currently talk about Richmond’s colorful, musical past.
I think that’s very cool. And so, it seems, do a lot of other area music lovers and musicians.
RHS Shamrock 5K & 10K- Saturday March 14
For sports enthusiasts: Registration and packet pick up starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Tiernan Center, RHS. Come out and cheer on the runners.
Women Of Ireland- Saturday March 14
Showcasing the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers, with music, song & dance. At Civic Hall Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.
Blackthorn’s Bards: Irish Celtic Band-Tuesday March 17
Come to the New Boswell Taproom on Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m., and enjoy the musical talents of the local band, Blackthorn’s Bards, that will get you up off your feet. Just try to sit still while listening to their amazing renditions of Irish Celtic music! A favorite group during the annual Viking Fest in Richmond IN.
Common Grounds Coffee House- Friday March 19
Irish/Celtic night at the coffee house featuring live music from Josh Brown and tenor Brian Rodgers. Free admission, with snacks provided. Donations appreciated. West Richmond Friends Meeting, 7-10 p.m.
Satchmo reborn – Louis Armstrong Tribute Band
Mar 14, 2015: 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
4th Floor Blues: InConcert Series
Dean is a trumpeter, bandleader, vocalist, entertainer, and playwright. He started performing at the age of 2, and playing trumpet from the age of 9. He has performed all over the USA and Europe. Former lead trumpeter for the Rock-Roll Hall of Fame Ohio Players, and back up musician band leader for Peabo Bryson, Dean has toured with many famous acts and musicians. His current project Satchmo: the Rebirth of Louis Armstrong is performing all over America.
Dean Alan Simms was inducted into the R&B Music Hall of Fame with the Ohio players in 2013, awarded Male Jazz Artist of the Year by the National Coalition of 100 Black women (Columbus chapter), and given the Ohio Finest Citizen Award by Rep Ross McGregor and the Ohio Speaker of the House William G. Batchelder.
Dean has also won such awards as; Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, 2013 R&B Music Hall of Fame, Ohio Male Jazz Artist of the Year, and many more. Band members include Richmond’s own Frank DeVito, along with Albert Jackson, Derrick Turner, Terry Twitty and of course Dean Alan Simms as Satchmo. The Crossroads Band will be opening the show. Food and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from any of our non-profit members, at our ticket outlets or right here…online. This will be another GREAT InCONCERT production!
You can purchase tickets from any of the InConcert non-profits supported by the series including the Townsend Center or any of its board members. Ticket price $20/person.