Mark Your Calendars for Oktoberfest 2014!

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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.

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Moving Sale! This Sunday, August 24 from 1-3 p.m.

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yellow kitty kaitlin

Kaitlin on left, her Momma on the right, at the Yellow Kitty Hair Salon

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.

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Ella on left looking at bunny cages at the 4H Fair with cousin Mary Grace

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!

Catalyst 4Change: Awards Ceremony to Benefit Wernle

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Catalyst 4Change

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

tim brown oakland raidersThis 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 masher@wernle.org

Proceeds from the dinner and auction will benefit Wernle Children’s Home in Richmond IN.

Free Concert at Morrisson Reeves Library

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Here is your chance to enjoy music by seasoned and talented musicians…for Free!  See below for details.

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Morrisson Reeves Library Turns 150!! Big Bash on July 30th

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MRL 150th celebration flyer 2014

Fireworks In Wayne County….What a Blast!

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fireworks 2Richmond Annual Fireworks Display & Freedom Jam

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

Date:         July 4, 2014 at Dusk

Where:    Creitz Park, Cambridge City, Indiana

Fountain City Fireworks Display

Date:         July 4, 2014 at Dusk

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.

 

Blast at the Overpass is Back..this Thursday!

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Submitted by
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.

 Blast at the Overpass
Start the 4th of July celebrations early!  Join us for our annual Blast at the Overpass on Thursday July 3rd.  This outdoor event will feature live bands playing throughout the evening, a beer garden, food vendors and activities.  Bring your lawn chair and pull up a seat for an evening of live music, food and fun.  Buy tickets in advance for only $10.00! Tickets at the gate are $12.00.  Kids under 12 are FREE!  Bands:  Blue Lou and the Mafia , Crossroads, and Jay Jesse Johnson
When: July 3rd, 2014
Where: Depot District Market and 4th Floor Blues Club parking lot
Time:  6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cost:  $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the gate (kids under 12 free)
For more information email:  inconcertrichmond@gmail.com
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Another Reason to Keep Going Back to the Depot Market Place

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mitrione's hot bar menu

HOT BAR MENU – WEEK OF 6/16/14    

MondayHome Cooking:  Thick Cut Smoked Pork Chops, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Vegetable Beef Soup

Tuesday – Italian: Lasagna, Or Italian Sausage, Grilled Veggies,  Side Salad Garlic Bread

  Wednesday -German: Cabbage Rolls, Potato Cakes, Red Cabbage

Thursday – Mexican:  Mexican Lasagna,  Cheesy Potatoes, Mexican Corn Soup, White Bean Chili

Friday- Saturday

Fried Chicken

Mashed Potatoes /Gravy

Fried Apples

Biscuits

 

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Continues This Week

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shakespeare festival pic from civic theatre in USA today

Picture contributed by Richmond Civic Theatre and used by USA Today

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.

A Taste of What’s Coming to the Wayne County 4H Fair

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Wayne County 4-H FAIR

June 21-28, 2014

Richmond, Indiana

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Phillip Fox Band playing live at Wayne County 4H Fair on the Tom Raper RV Free Stage

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

Pork McElhinny 4h Fairgrounds

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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 This Saturday: During Taste of Italy

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Best Tasting & Best Stand Contests

391This Saturday, May 10, 2014,  young entrepreneurs will set up “shop” in the Depot District during Taste of Italy.

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.

396To 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.

Wernle’s Golf Classic & Auction

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wernlegolfThere’s a special treat coming up in Richmond for golfers and lovers of the Cincinnati Reds.

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 development@wernle.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
Diego Padres.

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

Kids Fun Day Magic Show May 4

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magicshowInCONCERT is hosting their annual Kids Magic and Fun Day at the 4th Floor Blues Club.  Your kids will enjoy face painting, animal balloons, Hoola-Hoop fun and magic acts.

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

For more information or questions email InCONCERT at inconcertrichmond@gmail.com or visit their website at www.inconcertrichmond.com

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Family Earth Day Coming Soon

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earth day celebrationThe 2014 Family Earth Day Celebration is coming!

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!

For more information visit Cope Environmental Center’s Website: http://www.copeenvironmental.org/2012/09/2012-family-earth-day-celebration-and-healthy-kids-day

 

InConcert’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night

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Comedians Auggie Smith and Tim Bedore at the 4th Floor Blues Club April 26

Don’t miss Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night!
Sponsor Automated Controls and Electrical Supply and InCONCERT bring Auggie Smith and Tim Bedore to the 4th Floor Blues Club April 26th for 2 shows.

Auggie Smith has made an appearance on TV comedy reality show The Last Comic Standing, and participated on Comedy Central’s Bob and Tom All Stars.  You’ll enjoy his take-no-prisoners approach to comedy.

Tim Bedore has been a comedian for more than 20 years and is famous for his Vague But True radio show.  Tim has appeared on Fox Comic Strip Live, Comedy Central, HBO and other TV appearances.

This will literally be a Laugh Out Loud kind of night.  InCONCERT helps to generate donation and sponsorship money for 10 area non-profits, 100% of ticket sales benefit those non-profits.  Bring your family and friends to what’s sure to be a fun night in the Depot District.

InCONCERT’s Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night

Date:           April 26, 2014

Time:           7:00 pm and 9:30 pm showsInConcert_logo

Cost:           $25.00

Place:           4th Floor Blues Club

Tickets:       www.inconcertrichmond.com

Centerville Lions Club Honors Local Community Members For Their Service

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lions club awards 2014 Sara group

From Left: Janis Buhl, Anna Richey, Wendy Komman, Sara Coulter

Monday night, the Centerville Lions Club presented awards to honored guests who are highly regarded in Wayne County.

Among those honored, Sara Coulter, Director of Marketing at First Bank Richmond, received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year award.  Among her many accomplishments, most notibly she was praised for her years of work as President of Dollars for Scholars, enabling kids to pursue a higher education.

Also honored was Janis Buhl, of Western Wayne News, for her service to the Western portion of Wayne County by creating a worthy news source.  In her many years as editor of WWN, she has been able to promote and convey what is happening in the surrounding communites and has succeeded in keeping information flowing.

Anna Richey accepted the award given in memory of her late husband, Lloyd Richey, for his important work in the community.  It was noted that he gave much of his effort and time to helping youth, making an impact on the lives of many.

And finally,  Wendy Komman was given the “Lion” award.  This honor is bestowed upon a Lions Club member who has made a major impact on the club as well as being a positive community member.

Congratulations to all those honored.

The Lions Club of Centerville has been bestowing awards since 1986.