Zumba! Tonight: To Raise Money For the Red Cross Oklahoma Disaster Fund

First Bank Richmond has teamed up with RMD Patti Insurance, Family FitnessWorks, The Wayne County Chamber & The Wayne County Foundation, to raise funds for the Oklahoma Relief Fund.

Tonight, you can help by coming out to ZUMBA!  at the Kuhlman Center at 6:30 p.m.  All proceeds will go to the special fund set up for the Red Cross Relief fund.  See the poster below for more details.  You can also make donations at any of the nine First Bank locations.

zumba fitness

The Red Dress Ball Coming February 23, 2013 (see video trailer)

red dress ball

The Red Dress Ball, with the theme “stayin alive” will be held on February 23, 2013 at the Kuhlman Center.  The Ball supports the purchase of AEDs – which are given to community organizations. If an AED is not available, the American Heart Assocation reminds us that hands only CPR can be administered to someone in cardiac arrest – of course…to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive”.

flash dance with logo and dancing in windows

Employees at First Bank Richmond, doing their part for the Red Dress Ball “Stayin Alive” video.

Steve Baker, Kicks 96, is putting together a special video for this event with different sponsors taking part in their own creative ways to the music “Stayin Alive.”  (see trailer below…).

Tickets to the event are $75.00 each and include hors douvres, 2 drinks, a buffet dinner, desserts and live music.  And the satisfaction of knowing that you may have been instrumental in saving someone’s life from a heart attack.  For more information you can call 765 983 3102.

Tonight At The Wayne County 4H Fair: And Scenes From Silly Safaris & Chases Racing Pigs

If you haven’t been to the 4H Fair yet for food & fun…here is what is on tap for tonight:

Kid’s Concert with Martha Bowman, 7:30 p.m. at the Family FitnessWorks Tent

Wayne County Idol, 2nd round, 6 p.m. on the Tom Raper RV’s Free Stage

Truck & Tractor Pull, 7pm on the track, 10.00 gate admission

One Man Band Following Idol

Chases Racing Pigs, 7 & 9 p.m.

To help you plan your trip here are some pictures of fun things happening this week- you still have time to enjoy!!

Chases Racing Pigs: Show times each day are: 5, 7, & 9 p.m. through Saturday. Show is FREE.


Silly Safaris- Hilarious & educational

Bubba the African bullfrog is held by a very happy little girl, while voices from the crowd yell out “kiss the frog!” Do you think she does? Next shows are Thursday, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.

A Tarantula! (And yes she did touch it…). Thursdays show promises even more new animals.

For many more pictures from these two events go to our Go Wayne County Facebook site.  See you at the Fair.  (Remember- the Kuhlman center is air conditioned and a great place to take a break from the heat and see all the exhibits!

National Blood Shortage Highlights Need For Donors: Be One At The 4H Fairgrounds Today

For immediate release

I thank those who have already signed up but this need is greater now and we can help.   Please spread the word and come out TODAY to our blood drive at the fair 4-8 p.m. at the Kulhman center kitchen.

Sandy House, Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds

Blood Drive at the Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds today

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Kuhlman Center
Click here to sign up!

Wayne County Idol Preliminary Round Pictures & More Yesterday At The Fair

Idol contestant preliminary round

By Karole Passmore

Saturday June 23, 2012, besides being Jack Humphrey’s birthday (editor of our site and my baby brother) was also the first day of the Wayne County 4H Fair.  Throughout the events at the Fair people were enjoying the day.

From admiring the hard work of young 4H’ers in the air conditioned Kuhlman Center, to petting exotic animals and watching the Idol preliminary round- there was something for everyone to do.

As the pictures show, there are many choices for fun this year at the Wayne County 4H Fair.

Exotic petting zoo at Wayne County 4H Fair

Wayne County Idol

During the Wayne County Idol contest, sponsored by KICKS 96, over 40 contestants were narrowed down to the top 16 who will compete again on Wednesday with the finals following next Saturday.

Stay tuned to GoWayneCounty.com for video posts and more pictures.  For pictures of the first day of the Fair you can also visit our Facebook site.


Mary Grace, roving reporter for GWC at the 4H Fair, points out the hard work of her fellow 4H’ers in the Kuhlman Center

Leather helmet, by Jenny Dole, grade 12, awarded a grand prize ribbon

Idol contestant from first round of competition Saturday afternoon

Pictures by John Passmore

You Can Still Make It To The YWCA Christmas Village Today…

YWCA Christmas Village

…and you will not be disappointed with the variety of arts and crafts and the number of vendors.

Pictured are just some of the beautiful things available including Barbie and Ken Clothes handmade by someone from S.O.S (Senior Opportunity Center), antique and vintage items decorated with greenery, lovely wreaths, tabletop corn hole, American Girl Doll clothes and accessories, homemade baked goods and much more!

Open until 6:00 p.m. today at the Kuhlman Center- make sure you get out there and support a worthy cause- Genesis shelter for battered women and their children.

To see more pictures of items available you can go to our Facebook page: GoWayneCounty.

Happy Shopping!

Gourd creations

What’s Happening This First October Weekend 2011, Wayne County

Events For October 1 -2, 2011

The Annual 4th Street Fair!

"The Tree" we look for every year at The 4th Street Fair

Food vendors, fresh nuts of all kinds, handmade crafts, fun for the kids, live music and dance, kettle corn, antiques, old books, art and all the fun and scrumptious things of Fall in a 2 day event.  It will be a beautiful weekend to come out and walk S. 4th Street for this annual tradition ringing in the first weeks of Fall.  Also see Art On The Green at the 4th Street Fair- a fundraiser sponsored by the Richmond Art Museum.

Family Garden Lesson At Cope Environmental Center, Centerville IN

Families with elementary school-age children are welcome to join the Cope Environmental Center for a garden lesson on October 1st from 10-12 AM.  Families will learn about plant reproduction and what seeds need to germinate by reading of “The Tiny Seed,” a book about a little seed that travels through the seasons.  Salsa will also be made from local produce.

Just Between Friends

The Nations Leading Children,s and Maternity Consignment Sales Event. When: October 1st from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and October 2nd 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  It will be located at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in the Kuhlman Center.

A visit from the past- Tales From The Departed 2010

Tales From The Departed Saturday 1-5 p.m.

This is a historical walking tour of prominent citizens of Richmond buried at the Earlham Cemetery, with reenactors at the gravesites telling about that person’s life! It’s informative, fun and a great family outing!  Admission is  $10 per car.


Two opportunities to enjoy the sumptuous foods of Octoberfest this weekend.  During the 4th Street Fair on Saturday the YMI will hold their annual Octoberfest starting at 1:00 p.m.  Later in the day the American Legion Post 65 will host an Octoberfest from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  The cost at the Legion is 10.00 per person and includes German wine and beer tasting with appetizers and German cuisine dinner.

Mark Your Calendars: Wayne County 4H Fair Blood Drive-Give So Someone Can Live

Wayne County 4-H Fair Blood Drive
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Kuhlman Center
Click here to sign up!
It’s not just another name/password to remember! You get to redeem your donation points in our online store and we ship your item for free.
Click here for a tutorial!

Give So Someone Can Live At The 4H Fair, 2011


Most people are eligible to donate. There are very few causes for deferral and very few medications that are not acceptable. Donors cannot be taking antibiotics for infection. Cancer patients must be one year cancer free. Heart patients must be 6 months symptom free. Diabetics can donate. It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating DO NOT FAST – feel free to have some of our juice and cookies. Be sure to bring your picture ID!

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email Steve Dieringer.
The entire process of donating takes less than an hour. A cholesterol, blood pressure, blood type, and iron check are included in your donation.
Indiana Blood Center is charged with collecting 550 units every day to be able to supply over 60 Indiana hospitals. Your donation will save up to 3 lives. Every drop counts!

More questions? Feel free to contact Kristine Pierce(krisking@indianablood.org).

Get Out To Vote! Primaries Today, May 3rd

Remember you can make your voices heard today by voting in the Richmond Primaries.  No matter what issues are important to you or your political leanings your choices are important and voting is your right.

In Richmond, the Mayoral seat is being contested and there are several great people running for City Council seats.  To hear some of their interviews you can go to GoWayneCounty.com--it may help you make a more informed choice.

The voting sites are:

  • Townsend Center
  • First English Lutheran
  • Kuhlman Center

The hours to vote in the Primary Election at the above sites are: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Good Luck!  And happy voting!

Note : If you would like to run an ad for the fall elections as a candidate like the ad for Phil Quinn at GoWayneCounty.com, please contact us at 765-373-8593.  Ads run continuously for a very low rate.

What’s Happening This Last Weekend In April- Sun! & Fun!

Saturday, April 30

Just Between Friends- 2 Day Consignment Event

9am – 4pm, Wayne County Fairgrounds

Just Between Friends is the nation’s largest children’s and maternity consignments sales event. Our event will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Public Sale Dates: April 30, 2011 9am-4pm May 1, 2011 11am-4pm (50% off day) For more information: www.jbfsale.com/richmond

Little Entrepreneurs

Lemonade Day (Saturday & Sunday)

Sunday, May 1st is the official day for the annual Lemonade Day.  However, in Wayne County with an 80% chance of rain on Sunday, some kids will be out early this year- starting on Saturday.  Watch for kids both days and support them as they learn to be entrepreneurs and creative people.  Kids will have stands all over Wayne County so get ready for some excellent lemonade and other goodies this weekend.

Sustainable Saturdays: Green Your Home

Brought to you by Cope Environmental Center, held at First English Lutheran Church; Richmond IN. CEC Staff members Alison & Stephanie will guide you through a practical morning of eco-fying your home! Nothing complex, just good sensible changes you can make to create a healthier, more efficient home. This workshop is generously hosted by a First English Lutheran Church women’s group. Date: April 30th; Time: 9-11am (with a light breakfast provided) Place: First English Lutheran Church; Fee: FREE!

Transcultural Simulation

April 30 INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN A COMMUNITYLEARNING EXPERIENCE Saturday April 30, 2011, 4:00-5:30 PM; Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County, South L St. You are invited to take part in a unique trans-cultural learning experience that will bring together people of various languages, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences in a delightful simulation of living in a foreign land. Spend an adventurous afternoon with us playing a part in our simulation, and learning about your neighbors who live right here in Wayne County who hail from other countries. This is a unique opportunity to network with the community at large and especially with a segment of the community that advertising may not reach. This special event will showcase your concern, care, and commitment to improving relations between all who live and work in our community. Call for more information: 765-993-7238 Or email amigoslatinocenter@yahoo.com


Lemonade Day (official day but some will start on Saturday due to rain- see above) Noon to 5:00

A lot Is Happening This Weekend In Wayne County!

All My Sons At Civic Theatre (Final weekend- Friday and Saturday)

“Is my first duty to myself and my family, or should I consider the entire younger generation as being ‘all my sons’?”

In Arthur Miller’s compelling play, this question arises because, during World War II, with his attention on making a profit, a businessman knowingly sent faulty airplane parts to the U.S. military– risking not only his son’s life but the lives of many other parents’ sons. Show times are: February 18, 19, 20, 25 & 26th. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee is at 1:00 p.m.  Call box office for more information and to reserve tickets.

The Winter Farmer’s Market Saturday

See our latest article on GoWayneCounty.com. The market with participants from Wayne County and surrounding areas, is held at the Innovation Center in Richmond, and provides fun for the whole family–live music, food, handmade crafts and more. Starting Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and going until noon.  Admission is free with many items for sale.  If you get there early you can eat breakfast and catch some fresh produce items.

The Comedy Of Errors

Guthrie Theatre joins The Acting Company’s 38th national tour with the co-production of William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” Saturday February 26, at Earlham College.  This is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays as well as the shortest and most farcical.  The story of 2 sets of twins tragically separated at birth causing wild mishaps along the way.  tickets : Adults/8.00; students & seniors/5.00. (See video at GoWayneCounty.com article).

2011 Red Dress Ball

Taking place at the Kuhlman Center at the 4H Fairground on Saturday from 6 – 10 p.m. Proceeds will go to support the purchase of AED’s ( life saving defibrillators which are portable) in the communities served.  Cost is 50.00 per person.  You can register online at ReidREdDressBall.org.  Dance the night away as you help to save lives.

4th Annual Chocolate Fest At Seton Catholic Schools

The Fest will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. on Saturday at the Seton West Cafeteria in Richmond IN.  Hors Douvres will be served –with chocolate the main feature of the evening. Chocolates will be offered which are both professionally and home made.  A contest will determine the best chocolates from each category. Other items will be raffled as well as a 50/50 drawing.  Cost for this event is 10.00 for adults in advance- 12.00 at the door.  Cost for children will be 5.00 for children ages 6-12.

Comedy Shows Coming to Richmond!!!!

The Quality Inn Conference Center is presenting comedy shows on two upcoming consecutive Saturdays. The first weekend of shows is this Saturday (7:00 & 9:45) with two shows.  (There will be two more shows next weekend).  Free tickets are available (2-beverage minimum) through our reservation hotline

……For Reservations Call: 765.588.4604.  Reservations MUST be made to guarantee seats and up to 8 people can attend per reservation.

Go to the GoWayneCounty.com/calendar to see the full list of events for this weekend including the RHS rendition of The Sound Of Music playing two days and other live music opportunities at the E. Street Pub.  So much to choose from, which will you attend?  Write to us and let us know how you enjoyed your weekend in Wayne County.