Foundation Announces New Challenge Match

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For more information contact Steve Borchers at the Wayne County Foundation office.

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Prophet’s Fest…is Almost Here!

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prophets-fest-largeSaturday, August 22, at 2:00 p.m. the music will begin on the Chanticleer Farm, ushering in another great year for Prophet’s Fest.

This is an annual event in it’s 7th year organized by Everyday Prophets. The Green brothers of Everyday Prophets, two local guys who now live in Oregon, come back this way every summer to share their love of music at their roots, and have pulled together a great group of musicians yet again.

Gates open at 1:00 for those who want to set up their camp sites early.  There will be food vendors like 2 Bear Café, a kids camp with lots of fun activities starting at 2:00, music…lots of music and much more.

Below is a list of confirmed and possible musicians for 2015:

  • -Everyday Prophets
    – Fresh Hops
    – DJ Xacto
    – Jones for Revival
    – Ethosine
    – Adam’s Ale
    – Tin Cup Ragtime
    – Wyatt Wooding

Possible appearances by:
– Imagine Motion Flow Arts
– Durunda Tribal Dancers

New food vendor:
– jamaican jerk chicken off the grill, grilled veggies, & coconut rice & beans

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For those who like the late night life, a video of the 3 sets of The Dead playing the Closing of Winterland 1978, will be shown at 1:30 a.m.

The reviews from past attenders on Facebook are amazing with high praise.  A truly one of a kind family event, for those who love live music and a fun atmosphere.  Tickets can still be purchased at the entry of the Chanticleer Farm on 944 Woods Road, Richmond IN, the day of Prophet’s Fest for 25.00.  Kids 12 and under are free.

Hoosier-Buckeye Challenge at Clear Creek Park, Richmond IN

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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!

Richmond: Images of America, Book Talk and Signing Event

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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.