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)

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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

What’s Happenin’ Tuesday at the Wayne County 4H Fair?

corey coxTuesday, June 21

EMERGENCY PUBLIC SERVICE DAY Free Parking 

EMT, Fireman & Law Officials(I.D. REQUIRED)

Highlights:

Hoosier StateTractor Pull – 7 PM

Corey Cox – 7:30 PM @ Free Stage

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

Details of ALL Events for Tuesday:

8 AM 4-H Rabbit Show – Raper Center

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

1 PM All 4-H Goat Showmanship – Dairy Wether, Jr. & Sr. Dairy Doe, and Jr. & Sr. Pygmy Goat Show

3 PM ATV Safety Program Indiana DNR Officer – First Bank Tent

4 PM – 8:30 PM Blood Drive in the Kuhlman Center (Sandy House 765-886-5400) www.indianablood.org

4 PM 4 – H Sheep Show 5 PM display – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot

5PM Wayne County Sheriff Department & Emergency Vehicles, Police Departments, DNR, Demos by Fire Departments, all on display – Kuhlman Center Parking Lot

5 PM till Closing Poor Jack Amusements – Armbands $17.00

5:30 PM Silly Safari (Animal Show) – First Bank Tent 5

5:30 PM 4-H Horse & Pony Show – Contesting 6 PM Free Kiddie Tractor Pull – FFA

7 PM Hoosier State Tractor Pull (John Lackey 765-993-5775 )

7:30 PM Corey Cox – Free Stage – (www.coreycoxmusic.com)

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

Lots of events happening all day and night from June 18-25 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds!

Here’s just a taste of the Special Attractions…. Stay tuned for daily updates and details on ALL events!!

  • 4H FairSpecial Attractions!Free Daily Entertainment @ the Free Stage
  • Poor Jacks Amusements June 20-25
  • Antique Tractor & Machinery Show June 18-24
  • Animal Oasis Exotic Petting Zoo & Pony Rides and “Birds Encounter” June 18-25
  • Model Train Display – Richmond Area Railroaders June 18-25
  • Display of Impact Car – People Against Impaired Driving June 18-25
  • Master Gardeners & Landscaping Exhibit June 18-24
  • Mechanical Bull June 23-25
  • Fireworks June 24
  • FFA Fund Barn Events June 18-24
  • Mark Abbati “Living Statue” June 20-24

For a FULL Schedule of ALL Events, Click HERE

SEE YOU THERE!!!!!

 

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!!

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive
Tuesday, Jun 21 2016
4:00PM – 8:30PM
blood drive
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.

Silver Streak Model T Arrives In Richmond

Silver Streak Visits Richmond

silver streat trailerYesterday afternoon, the historic “Silver Streak” model T arrived in Richmond to some fanfare as they drove down Main Street.

Passing the Tin Lizzie Cafe, the visiting “Tin Lizzie” Model T and it’s parade honked and waved adding excitement to a day of wintry drizzle.

The story of this particular car and the young ladies who made history tooling around in it starting in 1932, is a fascinating one.   You can learn more about the adventures of The Silver Streak while it spends time through the spring and summer months at the Model T Museum.

The Silver Streak Story

After acquiring the 1926 Model T from her father, “Darlene Dorgan, in 1932, organized a summer vacation and invited several girl friends to join her on a trek to Devils Lake Wisconsin in 1934.   Seven more summer trips in the years 1936-1942 that would take these “twenty-something” year old girls through 44 states, Canada, and Mexico.  In all, 20 different gals would travel in that 1926 Model T from 1934 through 1942.  The car was nicknamed, “The Silver Streak”.  Most of the girls were from the community of Bradford, Illinois, or the surrounding farming area.  In the early years of their travels, they were called The Bradford Model T Girls.  Later the name “Gypsy Coeds” is a name they gave themselves, and it seemed to fit them well.  Darlene was the only voyager on all of 8 trips….

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…Darlene had painted (the Model T) silver, and on each trip, hand painted signage, “Lizzie Labeling,” adorned the hood, fenders, and doors telling the story of where the car and the gals had traveled or would be traveling.  And oh the trips that car made!  Bradford, Illinois, to Devils Lake Wisconsin at 35 mph was nothing!  Following trips would include Toronto and Montreal Canada, Niagara Falls, Detroit, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Atlanta, Norfolk, Washington D.C., and Mexico.  Along the way the girls and the Silver Streak would make the acquaintance of movies stars and moguls, dignitaries and corporates leaders.  There was a special enduring relationship that developed between the girls and Henry Ford, who met with them more than once.”  (excerpt from the site “gypsycoeds.com“)

Stop by the Model T Museum soon to see this famous car in person!

 

 

Historic National Road Yard Sale: Mark Your Calendars!

Whether you plan to participate this year as a vendor, in the US 40 Wayne County cookie contest, or as a shopper, you will want to make sure this date is on your calendar!  (For more information on the cookie contest contact Pat- contact info is below:).

Historic national road yard sale 2016

3rd Annual Children’s Postcard Contest!

Gabrielle Grimes 2015 Winner

The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau Announces 3rd Annual Children’s Postcard Contest

The Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau invite area children to share their artistic vision of what Wayne County means to them in the form of a postcard design. Last year children throughout Wayne County shared wonderful entries full of fun graphics, bright colors and positive images about Richmond and Wayne County! The winner, Gabrielle Grimes, age 12, drew a beautiful image depicting significant sights and sounds in Wayne County including; Gennett Records, a Model T, Jazz Music and more.

One winner will be selected from each of the following categories: Ages 5-8 and ages 9-12. One grand prize winner will be selected from all entries. The grand prize winner will have their design produced into real post cards that will be sold at the Old National Road Gift Shop & posted on the Wayne County Tourism Bureau’s website (www.VisitRichmond.org) and will receive a Wayne County gift bag chocked full of Wayne County items. The winner’s postcard design will be seen by thousands of tourists that stop at the Welcome Center!

Contest begins Monday, April 4th and runs through Friday, April 22nd. A parent or guardian will need to sign an entry form for each child. Forms can be picked up at the Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, downloaded from our website VisitRichmond.org and will be distributed through area local schools. Completed designs must be returned to the Welcome Center by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22nd. Winner will be announced Saturday, April 30th during the Bureau’s National Tourism Week Kick-Off Celebration during a special ceremony recognizing the contest’s 3 winners.

For More information Visit website or Call 765-935-8687

 

 

Underground Railroad Event @ Morrisson Reeves Library

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Scholarships Available: News Release

News Release

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WAYNE COUNTY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS SCHOLARSHIPS

Wayne County Extension Homemakers is offering two $400 scholarships to Wayne County high school seniors meeting the following criteria:

Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a current member of the Wayne County Extension Homemakers.

Applicant must be a senior graduating from a high school in Wayne County.

Applicant will attend a technical school, college, or university in Indiana on a two or four year program.

Applicant will be a full-time student at their technical school, college, or university.

Deadline for applications is Friday, April 15, 2016.  Applications are available at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Alicia Criswell, Extension Educator HHS/4-H at the Wayne County Extension Office at 765-973-9281 or email acriswel@purdue.edu.

Kids at Heart Publishing Company

by Karole Passmore

A Writer’s Haven in Cambridge City

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Getting a signed copy from one of the authors from Kids at Heart Publising, Eva Reece.

I was recently invited to a small haven of creativity, nestled on a side street in Cambridge City.  It’s a place where writers meet to share their ideas, their successes and the desire to become published authors.  The space is provided by a woman named Shelley Davis owner of Kids at Heart Publishing Company.

A published author herself, Shelley knows the ins and outs, and also the trials, of attempting to become published, from experience.  To hold your published book in your hand, for a writer, Shelley explains “it’s an incredible feeling.”  Witnessing the joy of someone with their own book for the first time is the reason Shelley says she started her own publishing company.  She shares that she is there with them every step of the way to see them through the process of having their book put into print, and to help them with marketing their book afterwards.

Working alongside Shelley is Betsy Morphew, graphic artist who helps the authors with the design aspects of their book.  Those authors include 25 people currently, among them the first published author from Kids at Heart, Odell Calihan.  Mr. Calihan is a retired principal from the Franklin County schools, and his own unique story of how he became a published author speaks to the eclectic backgrounds of the authors of KAH.

A Story-teller at Heart

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Calihan in center with two of his published works. Shelley Davis on left.

According to Calihan, he was always a story teller at heart, using his stories to relay messages to kids when they were sent to his office as a principal.  He remembers well the first meeting with Shelley.  She visited Liberty Elementary to see if they ever had authors come to speak to the students. Mr. Calihan was a substitute principle at the time. He invited Shelley to his office to tell her about his story ideas. She encouraged him to put his words to paper and he is now working on his sixth book in print.  His first book is titled “Cooper & Cracker,” and each of his books include a lesson for kids to learn.  His family comes from the Appalachian Mountains, and Odell likes to add his experiences, and the stories of his family, into his books.

Odell adds that he “appreciates Shelley giving me the opportunity.”  And goes on to say that she encouraged him to take on more serious writing which he does in his book “Birth of an Angel,” a “tear jerker” according to Odell and the other authors seated in the little conference room at KAH.

According to Eva Reece, “people are drawn to Shelley- writers feel safe and that she cares.”  She shares that if it weren’t for Shelley’s support and guidance, “I would have never gotten published…I would have been lost in an ocean of corporations.”  Eva, like others who have been published at Kids at Heart, also likes Shelley’s ‘down to earth’ and friendly nature.

Shelley started writing for market in 2007, though her love of writing started as a child. Her first published book was “Will’s New Family”, about a Donkey, and is a picture book. Her experience with the difficulty of maneuvering through the process of publishing is what inspired her to start her own company and to help other aspiring authors.

Wayne County is home to many talented authors, and Shelley felt that there was a need for a local publishing company to support the growing talents of so many.  Shelley also has authors in five other states including Texas, Florida, Montana, and Michigan, meeting most of the authors at festivals and by word of mouth. 

Davis has many ideas for adding supportive elements to her publishing company for the authors including a monthly book club for grandparents, and is very proud that the “Library of Congress,”  added her company to their cataloging process.

Kids At Heart Publishing, LLC is a full publishing house offering copyrights, online retail sales and much more.  Titles include children’s books, fantasy, science fiction, mysteries and historical fiction. 

For more information on Kids at Heart publishing company: