This Weekend: Wild Wheels 4 Wernle

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Jimmy Sparks Band Coming Friday Night

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend AND something that supports a great organization?  Then you will want to head out to the Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds for the Wild Wheels 4 Wernle event.

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Starting Friday, July 17 at 8:00 the Jimmy Sparks Band will kick off a weekend of events.  Cost for the concert is 10.00 for tickets purchased in advance and 15.00 at the concert. (tickets can be purchased at the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps League, Berties Music Bar or Patio at the Ribeye).

Saturday is filled with events, and many are free to watch with a gate entry fee of 5.00 per vehicle.  The day includes a car and bike show in the Kuhlman Center at noon, a motorcycle rodeo at 2:00 p.m. and a mud bug by the 4H Fair committee at 7:00 p.m.  An addition to the schedule is the lawn mower derby (with speeds up to 60-70 mph) and demo derby at 3:00 p.m.  Of course food and other vendors will be available throughout the fairgrounds.

Dire Skates & Lipstick

Saturday night, the local Dire Skates derby ladies will take on the Sandusky Roller girls at 5:00 p.m., followed by a concert by Lipstick.  See below for more details or visit the facebook event page at Wild Wheels for Wernle 2015.

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Dive into Girls Scouts 2015

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Wayne County 4H Fair 2015…A Look Ahead

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funnel cake at fairAlready 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!

sheep showDon’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!

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Model T Homecoming A Success: Enjoyed By Many

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Pat McRoberts, relaxing after a busy week at the Model T Homecoming 2015.

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.

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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.  

Blast At The Overpass

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Mark your calendar!  Blast at the Overpass is coming right up in July!

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Foundation Awards Announced for 2015

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A Fun Mosaic Project At MRL

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You can participate in creating a piece of art for The Love of Richmond.  See below for more details:

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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.

 

A Thank You Letter from Wayne County Extension Homemakers

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ThankYouDear Editor,

Wayne County Extension Homemakers Association wants to thank everyone involved in the success of our third biennial quilt show held May 8 and 9 at the Raper Center. Our theme “Splashes of Color for a Cure” allowed us to honor those affected by cancer; monies earned from silent auction of four quilts are directed to the Purdue Cancer Research Fund.

Special thanks go to our co-chairs, Joy Maupin, Jackie Webb, and Jessica Clayton, who spent many hours with their planning committee making sure that this year’s quilt show was better than ever. We also want to acknowledge Kathy Tincher, who ran our kitchen and who made the “world’s best” chicken salad sandwiches. We also want to thank our special speakers, Jan Livingston Brady, Linda Ringley, and Barb Roll. Finally, we are thankful for the generosity of the Wayne County individuals who were willing to share their quilts with us.
Extension homemakers are always open to new members. To find out about us, call the Wayne County Extension office at (765) 973-9281 or email craftevent@hotmail.com.
Sincerely,

Peggy Booker
President, Wayne County Extension Homemakers

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!!

 

Mark Your Calendars! Fair Time Is Coming….

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4H fair pic 2 boy and goatThe 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!

Richmond Has Truly Amazing Musicians

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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.

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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!aaronnewbos

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.

 

Lego Day at Veach’s April 11th!

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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

“Kids First” Benefit to Support Kids In Our Community

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Want to help kids in our community?  Here is a wonderful opportunity to support two great programs that feed kids in significant ways.  And you can enjoy a lovely meal in the process.  See below for details and how to get tickets to support Kids First.

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St Patty’s Day Celebrations & Events

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bards st pattys dayLooking for a way to celebrate your Irish side?  There are several opportunities leading up to St. Patrick’s Day in the coming week starting this weekend!

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.