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.

 

Today at the Fair…Corey Cox, Fireworks and more!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Today at the 4H Fair is an exciting day for all the 4H kids who have worked so hard taking care of their animals.  It’s the big Auction Day, where kids will sell all types of animals.  Get out to the 4H Fair and cheer them on- these are such hard-working and determined kids and deserve our support.

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Corey Cox performs live tonight at the 4H Fair, Wayne County

Later today, 7:30 p.m., Corey Cox will provide live entertainment on the Tom Raper RV Free Stage.  Corey has quite a following and according to his fan website “Continuing his rapid climb in the country music world in 2012, Corey performed for tens of thousands of fans in the Super Bowl XLVI Village, sang the National Anthem at the Brickyard 400 Nationwide Race and secured a major sponsorship with Coors Banquet beer. Corey has built his name through his relatable lyrics, contagious songs, and energetic live shows – a combination that has attracted a strong and loyal following.”  And his fans follow him everywhere!   According to Corey- this is what he was meant to do.  And he loves it.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see him perform live–and Free!

fireworks 2And tonight at dusk….Fireworks!!  Bring a chair, grab some great Fair food and enjoy! 

We’ll see you at the 4H Fair!

First Bank Richmond is the business sponsor for the day.

Be a Blood Donor at the 4H Fair and Save a Life!

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Back again this year, an opportunity to donate blood and save a life at the Wayne County 4H Fair, 2014.  See below for details on how to sign up.  Please share this post with your friends and family so we can get as many donors out as possible!

BLOOD DRIVE

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

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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.

 

Wayne County 4H Fair Queen Competiton: Deadline Soon

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If you are interested in registering for the Wayne County 4H Queen competition, you must have your registration in by May 31, 2014.  Also, there are some changes in the rules.  Please read below for updates.

* IMPORTANT CHANGES **

The Wayne County 4-H Fair Queen Committee has made a recent change concerning the 2014 Queen Contest.

The NEW ages for the queen division will be 16 and older.  You must be 16 as of June 1, 2015 to compete in this division.

The new ages will allow more ladies to participate and have the opportunity to obtain the skills for interviewing, stage presence, and public appearances.

KEEP IN MIND….in order to participate at state fair, the Wayne County Queen must be 18 years old by June 1, 2015.  The “underage” ladies will have the option to keep the queen status or relinquish the queen status, if chosen prior to the contest.  State Fair rules states you can only win your county fair once.

SO…..for example…..you are 16 years old and have the highest points to win the 2014 Queen title.  You will have chosen prior to the contest, that if you were chosen, that you would:

  1.  Keep the title, however know you are not old enough to compete at State Fair.  You would also know that you cannot compete for the  Wayne County Fair Queen in the future, or
  2. Relinquish the queen title and obtain an alternate title.  You would then be able to compete in future contest and attend State Fair, if age appropriate.

This can be confusing. So please call or text 914.6771 or email at kafouche1@frontier.com with questions, comments or concerns.

Deadline to register is May 31st.  Sponsorship fee will be $50.  Orientation is this Sunday, May 18th at 2pm at the First Friends Church on Chester Blvd (next to Friends Fellowship).  First queen workshop is Tuesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8pm at Lingle Hall at Reid Hospital.

Other age divisions:

  •  Juniors – ages 7, 8, 9
  •  PreTeens – ages 10, 11, 12
  •  Teens – ages 13, 14, 15
  •  Queens – ages 16 to 21

“Spark A Dream” Workshop for Lemonade Day & Upcoming Events

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This Saturday, May 3, 2014, is the Spark a Dream workshop hosted by VanVleet Insurance and Square Donuts.  Running from 10 a.m. to noon at VanVleet on East Main Street, the workshop will teach kids about advertising, customer service and how to choose a great spot for their stand.

IMG_0883Of course, the Lemonhead will be there for autographs and pictures! (bring your cameras).   And it looks like the weather will cooperate to make it a great day!

Coming next weekend

Best Tasting & Best Stand contests will be coming to the Depot District, May 10, 2014.  This year the contests will be combined into one day AND will be during the Taste of Italy in the Depot.  So kids…you will have customers!!  Trophies will be awarded in both categories for first and second place.  Everyone who registers for Lemonade Day and participates in the Best Tasting & Best Stand event, will get their name in a drawing for a Kindle Fire HD and a Veach’s gift card.  Set up begins at 10:00 a.m. with judging of stands and lemonade at 11:15.  Celebrity judges will be present including Rick Duncan from 101.3, and Mayor Sally Hutton will announce the proclamation for Lemonade Day.

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Is Sunday, May 18th, 2014.  Set up your lemonade stands and get ready to manage your own business!  And grown-ups, don’t forget to visit stands that day and DRINK LEMONADE.  Support the youth in Wayne County in their quest to become entrepreneurs.

 

 

Lilly Scholarships 2014 Announced

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Foundation announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholars

The Wayne County Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of two area high school seniors who will receive the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeah Basford and Kaitlin Kramer were chosen from a pool of 44 applicants from throughout Wayne County.  Each recipient will receive a four-year, full tuition scholarship and $900 annual stipend for required books and equipment.

Leah, a senior at Centerville High School, maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in cheerleading, model legislature, and national honor society throughout her high school career.  She has served in several leadership positions along with volunteering at her church and Greens Fork Animal Hospital.  Leah plans to major in business marketing at Butler University.  She is the daughter of Sally Osborn and Tim Basford.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKaitlin, a senior at Richmond High School, maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in soccer, tennis, and social studies academic team throughout her high school career.  She has also held several leadership roles including captain of the soccer and tennis teams along with volunteering at Reid Hospital and Kick-Off to Mentoring Program.   Kaitlin plans to major in mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame.  She is the daughter of Teresa and Anthony Kramer.

This year a total of 142 scholarships were awarded statewide by the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc., in conjunction with community foundations and Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI). ICI is a nonprofit corporation that represents 31 regionally accredited degree granting, nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state.

Since 1998, 37 students have been awarded Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships through the Wayne County Foundation.  This year’s awardees will be recognized, at the Wayne County Foundation’s Annual Report to the Community dinner on June 25.

Mark Your Calendars: Model T “Show & Tell Swap & Sell” Coming in May!

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For all the Model-T enthusiasts from Wayne County and beyond…spread the word that the Model T “Show and Tell Swap and Sell”, is coming again this year!  See below for more details and share this with your friends from far and near.  Even if you aren’t a collector, according to Barbara Klehfoth, there will fun for everyone with awesome collections to see!  Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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Centerville Library Hosts Several Events In March 2014

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Looking for things to do to overcome that stir-crazy feeling?   Centerville Library has lots of ideas for fun while we wait for Spring to appear.  See below: (2 pages)

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Comfort Keepers Food Drive For Seniors

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food image for seniorsInformation from Western Wayne News:

Cambridge City IN-  “At least one in nine seniors is at risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household, or having to choose between food and medical care, according to Feeding America.  During the month of February, Comfort Keepers of Connersville is asking the community to make food donations to the Feed Seniors Now food drive to help local seniors and raise awareness for this growing epidemic.” (excerpted from WWN)

You can donate food for this cause at Cutshaw’s Market in Cambridge City, Kroger in Connersville, and Woodruff Supermarket in Liberty.  All donations made at Cutshaw’s will benefit the Cambridge City Senior Center.

For more information on this program and how you can help, you can contact your local Comfort Keepers office at 765-827-2001.

And also remember your local food banks where many seniors go to receive supplemental foods.

Important Weather-Related Information….Please Read

News Release:

Advisory: NEWS FLASH: Unsafe Driving Causes Crashes During Winter Weather. Media is encouraged to promote advisory points.

      Indiana’s next blast of winter weather is upon us.  Warnings about hazardous driving conditions will be issued by city, county and state law enforcement as well as by local and national media.  Many will heed the warnings.  Many more will ignore the warnings.  With another major storm approaching, the Indiana State Police, again, remind motorists to limit travel when possible. If travel is not necessary, then stay home.  Most calls for service received by the Indiana State Police and other police agencies during winter storms are for crashes and motorists that slide off state roads and interstates.  It is important to remember that snow and ice covered roads do not cause crashes.  The crashes are caused by unsafe driving on the snow and ice covered roadway.

If you choose to drive during poor or hazardous driving conditions you must:

  1. Leave sooner and expect your travel time to be twice as long as normal
  2. Drive slower
  3. Increase the following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you by at least five times greater than normal
  4. Approach intersections with great care; other drivers not paying attention will slide through red lights
  5. Signal all lane changes and turning movements

The posted speed limit may be more than twice as fast as the reduced speed drivers should travel to reduce the possibility of a collision or loss of control that puts a vehicle into a retaining wall, ditch or another motorist.   Indiana code 9-21-5-1 specifies “Speed shall be restricted as necessary to avoid colliding with a person, vehicle, or other conveyance on, near or entering a highway.”  Motorists losing control of their vehicle or who are involved in a crash resulting in a police report should expect to be cited for this offense, which carries a maximum fine of $500.
If you are involved in a crash, are uninjured and all vehicles are drivable, involved drivers should move to a safe place completely off the road, be it the next exit or to the parking lot of a business to await law enforcement response for a police report.  It is important to remember crashes involving injury or lane blockage receive priority attention ahead of property damage crashes.  So, keep in mind, it may be an extended period of time before law enforcement arrives.  The reason and purpose for moving drivable vehicles off the road is to avoid secondary crashes of other inattentive motorists crashing into your scene or sideswiping you if you’ve only moved to the side of the road.
Something else to keep in mind, crash scenes with vehicles disabled in the roadway and state police presence may have the state police vehicle facing the wrong way with emergency lights and headlights on.  This is to warn approaching motorists of impending danger.
Remember, Indiana’s Move Over Law states motorists MUST change lanes away from the emergency or utility vehicle if they can do it SAFELY.  If not possible to move away from the emergency vehicle, motorists must SLOW DOWN and proceed with caution. Please give us room to work.  We are asking motorists to SLOW DOWN and/or MOVE OVER WHEN SAFE TO DO SO.
Vehicles included in the Move Over law are: • Police vehicles • Ambulances • Fire trucks and rescue equipment • Highway incident-response vehicles • Highway work vehicles-including snow plows • Vehicle recovery equipment (tow trucks)
The point of not calling police agencies for road information during snow emergencies cannot be overstressed.  Calling police departments about road conditions may delay action on critical life emergency 911 calls.  Road conditions are likely the same for the area you want to know about as it is looking out your front window.
Citizens calling state police facilities to ask for road conditions will be directed to either call the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Road and Weather automated system at 800-262-7623 or visit the INDOT traffic map at http://indot.carsprogram.org/main.jsf.  The 800 phone service is voice activated and updated with timely road conditions across Indiana.  The INDOT web link allows users to check on specific locations for current closures and other road information.
For Indiana County Travel Status Reports, visit this link:   http://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory.

Veach’s To Be Featured On The TODAY Show!

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This just in…..

veach's toy story gwc picThis has been a big year for Veach’s, celebrating our 75th year in business, and it’s about to get even bigger!

We recently found out that Veach’s is going to be on the TODAY show* and we’re the recipient of a store makeover project. The big reveal will be this Friday from 3-6pm and we want to invite the Richmond community to come out and see the transformation!

So let’s all get out and show our support for one of the oldest family owned businesses in Wayne County, bringing joy to kids and the community for decades.  Many of us remember our children (and our ourselves) visiting the birthday castle over the years.  And now our favorite toy store is being recognized nationally.  Be there this Friday from 3-6 p.m!

*The TODAY show segment will air in February, more details to come.

Boys & Girls Club Annual Smart Futures Dinner & Auction

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Press release:

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will hold their Annual Smart Futures Dinner & Auction on Thursday, October 10th and have an extraordinary program that will honor Mike Lopresti.

Indiana Head Basketball Coach Tom Crean

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IU Head Basketball coach Tom Crean

The guest speaker for the event will be Indiana University Head Basketball Coach Tom Crean and special Master of Ceremonies will be Del Harris, former Earlham College Basketball Coach.

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Del Harris, Master of Ceremonies

The Smart Futures Dinner and Auction celebrates exceptional individuals who have made wise choices that have led to smart futures. They continue to inspire others by being positive role models and leaders in their communities. The 2013 Smart Futures Dinner and Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour at the Tom Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road in Richmond, IN followed by dinner, a brief live auction featuring Roger Richert as auctioneer, and the program will end with an awards presentation. A special VIP reception with Coach Crean will take place at 5:45 PM. ALL PROCEEDS from the evening will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County.

  • When: Thursday, October 10th at 6:00 PM
  • Where: Tom Raper Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds
  • Tickets:$75 each or $550 for table of 8 VIP reception tickets: $500 each includes dinner ticket, autographed IU basketball, photo with Coach Crean

For tickets call Jennifer at 765-962-6922 or email jochoa@bgcrichmond.org

Kash for Kearimi – Benefit Extravaganza

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PRESS RELEASE

Submitted by: Stephanie Sherwood

Kearimi Redmond, a 24 year old mother of 2 in Centerville, IN who is battling thyroid cancer. Kearimi is the daughter of Richard and Terri Redmond of Centerville. Her maternal grandparents are Tom and Betty Tash of Richmond.

We will be holding a benefit for her this coming Sunday, September 29th from 1 PM to 6 PM in Centerville, IN at Maplewood Park & Centerville Christian Church. This benefit will include a car, truck and bike show, cookout, bake sale, auctions, 50/50 drawings, music, activities for kids, vendor booths, etc.

We are requesting donations from local businesses to be used in the auctions.

We (Centerville First Baptist Church) want to get the word out about the event. We want (non-food) vendors to set up their booths. We will be doing the food booth and bake sale. We need cars, trucks and motorcycles to come for the show. And most importantly, we want people to come out to help raise money for Kearimi and her family.

I just received a text at 4:20 PM that they were starting her surgery to reconstruct her neck and remove her voicebox.

Any and all help to spread the word about this event is much appreciated.

You can “like” her page on Facebook, “Friends and Family for Kearimi Redmond”. It will also route you to the event page for this event.

Feel free to contact me, Stephanie Sherwood, at (765) 960-5465, if you have any questions.

I do work during the day so please leave a voicemail if you don’t reach me and I will call you back.

ABC Preschool and Childcare in Centerville, IN is where Kearimi’s mom is Director.
Phone calls can also be directed to the preschool. (765) 855-1513

New: Enchanted Fairy Trail

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