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It was a great night at McBride stadium as RiverRats fans watched their team win their final game at home.
The stadium filled with cheers (and bells provided by the Salvation Army) each time the team scored or the other team struck out. It was a perfect night for baseball with clear skies, a slight cool breeze and families and friends enjoying the game.
Rivvie the RiverRat sported a lovely pink bra with a nice polka dot bow in support of Breast Cancer Research. One lucky fan won a basket of goodies from the raffle held by the breast cancer awareness table.
Children were involved in activities in the field in including musical chairs and a quick round of water balloon toss. One fan got really excited about winning, leaping into the air (see picture below). They also received several giveaways from sponsors including baseballs, pizza coupons, stress balls, balloons and more.
Fans cheered the victorious winners of last night’s game and the team proudly marched off to the dugout. Host families were honored again this year for providing a home to one of the players, at the end of the game.
Everyone anticipated the fireworks display which was sponsored by Reid Hospital, and well they should have as they turned out to be spectacular. All in all a great evening. Season tickets are available for next year. Thanks to our own RiverRats team for a great year!
(To see more pictures of the RiverRats final game you can go to GoWayneCounty on our Facebook site).
A cool breeze swept across the grandstand as onlookers enjoyed a step back in history at McBride Stadium last night. Questions about the rules of the game in the 1860′s were answered by a dapper umpire/announcer. If you weren’t able to make it to the vintage baseball match, look below for a peek at an evening of fun. (For more photos of Vintage Baseball go to GoWayneCounty on Facebook).
Take a step back in time tonight at 7:00 p.m., while you watch the Indianapolis Blues vs the Dayton Clod Busters at McBride Stadium (rain date July 12th).
Bring the whole family to enjoy a truly old fashioned ball game with teams dressed in uniforms of days gone by. A community event presented by the Richmond Noon Kiwanis, tickets are only 5.00/person.
We’ll see you there as we enjoy a piece of history and a whole lot of family fun!
There will be a Fireworks display tonight after the RiverRats game against the Chillicothe Paints. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm. See you there!
See video below of fireworks from a past RiverRats display (opening game 2011). HAPPY JULY 4TH!
For immediate release
According to Blair Beach, Richmond Parks Department, families will have two opportunities to view outdoor movies this weekend.
The Sandlot is returning to McBride Stadium this Friday night, June 29th, at dusk. Gates open prior to the showing, with kids activities, and concessions will be available. Cost is FREE, however donations are welcome and will go to support the summer JUKO program in Richmond.
The last free movie of the Neighborhood Movie series
will be shown at Fairview Elementary, 60 NW L St., on Saturday, June 30. All ages are welcome to attend. Kids’ activities begin at 8:30 p.m. and The Smurfs will play at dusk. This movie is rated PG, 103 minutes.
Neighbors are encouraged to walk to the event. Community members can bring chairs, blankets and snacks for the outdoor show. Concessions will be available at the movie.
“The Richmond Parks and Recreation department sponsors these events to provide for the positive development and well being of the Richmond community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational programming and facilities. The department works in cooperation with other service providers and partners in the community to maximize all available resources. To learn about this event or other programs available this summer, please visit www.richmondindiana.gov.” contact Blair Beach for more information.
Haunted Museum Tour 2011
Tonight we enjoyed a trip to the museum for the second annual Haunted Museum Tour. And though we really enjoyed last year- this year was even better.
Added to the tour this year was an outdoor cemetery, a witch telling stories in the old school house and human mannequins that really shocked us when they moved. A talking genie head entertained onlookers as they passed by downstairs and many 3D posters seemed to jump right out at you, while a hidden alien surprised us in one of the old shops.
Visits may have more than tripled the count from last year
It was a great evening brought to the community by dedicated museum volunteers and board members. It was reported that this year the number of visits may have more than tripled the count from last year which shows how much people have enjoyed this event at the museum.
We can hardly wait to see what will be in store for us next year. (For more pictures you can visit the Go Wayne County Facebook site).
Also on Facebook under Go Wayne County will be pictures from the Homerun Haunt event from McBride Stadium today. See some of the many cute children in costume including our own little witch. A great night for kids and adults tonight! Look to the week ahead on the GoWayneCounty.com events calendar. There is more excitement to come.
Excitement was in the air as hundreds of people lined the streets with cars and walked to the final home game of the season, packing the stadium. (See video below)
Some said as they enjoyed the game that they had intended to go all summer and didn’t realize that the final game was here so soon. And what a game to end the season at home. After going into an extra inning the RiverRats won it all with bases loaded and scoring a run to win the night.
The crowd cheered for the victory, but the excitement didn’t end there. Several host families were honored for their efforts this summer in housing and caring for one or more players.
Finally came the fireworks and they were awesome! Gleeful cheers could be heard from children all over the stadium (young and old) who were astonished by the display both in brightness and the overpowering force. Just as they seemed to end another round would go up to the amazement of all present.
What a great season! We are proud to have the RiverRats as our home team. Season tickets are already on sale for next year- so plan ahead to see exciting baseball played right in our own backyard.