If you haven’t been inside the Firehouse BBQ & Blues yet, but you’ve heard about “the” mural…here is a sneak preview. The mural was painted by the well known artist, Pamela Bliss, who has been director of the Murals Project in Wayne County. She also painted the Single G mural in Cambridge City as well as many others in Wayne County. This mural is located behind the stage where live music is played every weekend, and depicts the old fire wagon and horses racing to put out a fire. The Firehouse BBQ & Blues is actually housed in what was the first firehouse in the area and has been remodeled with much of its historic value preserved, by two firefighters who took on this project over two years ago. It is a must -see destination!
With close to 1900 views on Youtube, this video of the 9/11 Escort of a piece of the Twin Towers heading to Indianapolis, is the most viewed of 2011 for GoWayneCounty.com:
Trunk or Treat, sponsored again by the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department, was a great “treat” for the hundreds of children who ventured out on a cold night last Wednesday.
So many cute ghouls and boys rounded the circle of decorated trunks with costumed adults and children handing out candy. And then, indoors to the games and costume contests, food and fun. It was a great night for the children and those who helped put on the event.
During the costume contest the crowd was also entertained by a magician while the judges tallied their votes for the 7 years and up category. The judges included the RiverRat and other well known personalities and their task was daunting with so many wonderful entries.
See the video below of the magician’s act and find more pictures of the many children who attended, on our facebook site at Go Wayne County. Thanks to all who worked so hard to bring this event to the community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County Improve Financial Literacy
With Innovative Money Matters Programs for Teens
Teen members of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will receive valuable guidance and education in financial literacy, including budgeting, saving, avoiding debt and saving for college in a new after-school enrichment program.
Richmond, October 15th, 2011 – On this day, the teen members of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will participate in a financial literacy program called Money Matters. The Money Matters program was created by The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in partnership with the Charles Schwab Foundation, to provide behavior-changing financial education to help teens get on the path toward budgeting, saving, and planning for college and financial freedom.
“We are delighted that Charles Schwab is sponsoring this nationwide financial education program, developed specifically to address the needs of at-risk teens,” said Erica Cook, the Teen Program Coordinator of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County. “This Money Matters program reaches teens at such a critical time. We hope to positively impact the saving and spending behaviors of our members by providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed financial decisions throughout their lives.”
About Money Matters
The Money matters program uses interactive activities to educate teens 13-18, on critical aspects of financial literacy, including managing a checking account, budgeting, saving, avoiding debt, investing, paying for college, and entrepreneurship. The Money Matters program was developed in a joint collaboration between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Charles Schwab Foundation.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County
Located at 1717 S. L St. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County has served the youth of Richmond for 53 years. The Club provides programs for more than 2500 boys & girls in the areas of character and leadership, educational and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.
- www.bgcrichmond.org * Contact: Erica Cook 962-6922
Yesterday a moving candlelight service was held for the fallen in the Veteran’s Memorial park in Richmond Indiana. Many turned out to honor those who made the greatest sacrifice for their country, including family members of the fallen.
The most poignant times of the service were the soldiers who visited the wall, leaving roses at the sites of the names on the wall, as well as the family members who took park in a reenactment of a moving story about visiting the wall.
Below is a video of part of the ceremony. More pictures can be found on the Go Wayne County facebook site as well as more video on the GoWayneCounty youtube. The wall will be available to view through Sunday. (see video below)
Archway Days In Centerville IN, Wayne County
August 26-28, 2011
Lots of family fun this weekend as Centerville residents host their annual Archway Days. Good food, crafts and many events during the weekend to enjoy. And as part of Archway Days Historic Centerville’s annual Quilt and Handwork Show will be held on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission for the quilt show is $5 and the money is used for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House Inn & Tavern as well as the Salisbury Court House and Railroad Shanty also on the property. On Saturday, August 27, Carolyn Lafever, Wayne County Historian, will be in the Court House behind the Mansion House with new displays and information regarding the 6 Wayne County Court Houses. She will be there from 12:30 – 4 p.m.
Prophets Fest Begins At 1:00 Today
Live music all day and into the night the festival will feature the band Everyday Prophets who will perform on Chanticleer Farm (3 miles south of Richmond on US 27, turn right on Woods Road) Saturday, August 27, 2011 beginning at 1 PM, ending Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Many genres of music will be represented by the various bands performing. (see full article in GoWayneCounty.com) For more information you can go to everydayprophets.com
Sunsplash 2011 At Earlham College
Celebrate the beginning of a new academic year with this annual outdoor festival, which includes a picnic/barbeque, various vendors and live music on an outdoor concert stage. Tickets required: $15/adult, $10/senior and students. One free ticket with an Earlham ID. Food and drinks available for an additional cost. Festivities begin at 5:00 today.
The Final Showing of Seussical The Musical This Weekend
Saturday is the final day to see this enchanting musical brought to the community by Richmond Civic Theatre. Don’t miss the chance to see local talent bring Dr. Seuss’s themes to life. For ticket information call the box office or go online to Richmond Civic Theatre. The evening show is at 7:30 p.m.
For more events this weekend check out the GoWayneCounty.com Events Calendar. And keep checking in as the calendar is updated regularly. Also, advertise your events for free on the calendar by sending us information at the calendar site. Have a great weekend!
This annual event includes multi-genre music such as Reggae, Rock, Bluegrass & Dubstep. It is a full weekend of dancing, camping and family fun for people of all ages.
Live music is provided on a scenic farm 3 miles South of Richmond at 944 Woods Road. Camping is free with food vendors, crafts and environmental booths available. The music starts in the early afternoon and bands will play on through the night with The Big Lowowski shown on a big screen at midnight.
If you are planning to stay the night you will want to bring camping gear, party supplies, and “dancing pants and Cosby sweaters,” according to information from the website.
***Please do not bring dogs as there are dogs on the farm already, and no glass containers or fireworks.
The Schedule: Saturday, August 27, 2011
- 1pm : Gates Open
- 3pm-10pm: Multiple acts play on main stage. Bands will include: Nightflyer, Pressure Sound System, Otto and the Moaners, DeVille Soul Consortium with DJ Chozen, Natural Mystix and more.
- 10pm-midnight: Everyday Prophets
- Midnight: big-screen viewing of The Big Lebowski
Late night dance party in the VIP cabin featuring: Kaiten, Wise Cracka, Ariosa , Marky C, Bitflip
- 10am Sunday : Time to head home!
Check in to the Prophets Fest website for any updates on this event. Cost for this event is 15.00 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.
A Free Dentistry Event in Richmond, IN provided by
Ringenberg Smiles for Life, Richmond Family Dentistry and Whitewater Valley Dental.
August 5th, 2011
On August 5th, 2011, everyone of all ages is welcome to join Dr. Thomas Ringenberg, Dr. James Harris, Dr. Greg Ingram and their teams at 1429 Chester Blvd in Richmond, Indiana for A Day for Everyone to Smile. At this Free Dentistry Event, people in the Richmond community will have the opportunity to receive free dental extractions, cleanings and fillings.
- Free dental exams will be provided from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on August 5th at 1429 Chester Blvd in Richmond, Indiana.
- Appointments will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 765-962-1519.
- We are happy to treat military dependents as well.
Today, one third of Americans are living without dental insurance, and current economic conditions leave little room to afford dental procedures. Without events like Free Dentistry Day, dental care simply isn’t an option for many uninsured people.
People who can’t afford to visit the dentist are missing out on crucial preventative dental care that could greatly help not only their oral health, but overall health as well.
Untreated dental problems don’t simply disappear on their own; instead they continue to spread – possibly causing:
- Oral Health issues such as tooth loss, periodontal disease and misaligning of teeth
- The need for lengthy, expensive dental work to correct these problems
- Severe health issues stemming from periodontal disease, such as cardiac problems, diabetes and oral cancer
With Free Dentistry Day Events, people who can’t regularly visit the dentist can still take advantage of vital dental care and improve the quality of their health!
- Thomas Ringenberg, DDS
- 2519 East Main St., Suite 102
- Richmond, IN 47374
- (765) 962-1519
- James Harris, DDS
- 1429 Chester Blvd., Suite A
- Richmond, IN 47374
- (765) 966-3736
- Greg Ingram, DDS
- 1429 Chester Blvd., Suite B
- Richmond, IN 47374
- (765) 935-7233
If you are one of the numerous fans of the work of Maya Angelou, which includes : actress, professor, author of “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” and her masterful poetry, you will want to get in line for tickets. Sought after for many years by the Earlham Events Department, including Lynn Knight, it is a wonderful accomplishment for Earlham to be bringing Dr. Angelou to the campus.
The following is bio information excerpted from the Earlham Events calendar for 2011:
Dr. Maya Angelou is a remarkable Renaissance woman who is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou’s unique power to help readers span the lines of race. The event is sponsored by the Events Committee and the Program Board.
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Shuckman Court, Athletics and Wellness Center
Ticket/Registration Information: Tickets are required and cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available beginning August 1.
For information on the purchase of tickets, reservations, credit card purchases, special seating or hearing needs, contact Director of Events Coordination Lynn Knight by e-mail or at (765) 983-1373.
Tickets will go fast due to the magnitude of demand, so it is never too early to get yours–call today.
Calling all horseshoe pitchers! July 9-10, 2011 is the RICHMOND OPEN – NHPA sanctioned horseshoe pitching tournament.
The tournament will be held at the Clear Creek Horseshoe Courts in Richmond Indiana, and is open to all NHPA members. Join now! This park offers shade several hours of the day and is a wonderful place to pitch in a tournament. Concessions should be available throughout the day. Pitching will begin around 9:00 a.m and last until the final pitchers finish in the late afternoon.
Spectators are welcome- so come on out and enjoy an old fashioned game that has been played competitively in Richmond for over 50 years!
For more information contact John Passmore: firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-993-3855.
Come see the home team battle it out on skates at The Forum at Fishers (9022 E. 126th Street, Fishers, IN), at 6:00 p.m., Saturday June 11th. It is excitement on wheels ! You won’t want to miss this one…there is a small entry fee at the door. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
For Immediate Release
Richmond Civic Theatre (RCT) has received a generous arts grant from the Wayne County Foundation. The nearly $8,000 award will be used to upgrade hardware and software to enhance office management and box office functions. Many RCT patrons have experienced a long line for tickets on the evening of a show, due both to popularity and the slowness of the current computers. “We are very excited to provide better services to our members, volunteers and audiences,” said Steve Holthouse, RCT Board president. “We are very grateful for the support, generosity and dedication of the Wayne County Foundation.”
The new software (Tick-It! Trak Pro) is a box office ticketing and point of sale system. It can handle reserved seating and general admissions, as well as retail for such things as concessions and souvenirs. Previously, RCT offered tickets online through a secondary provider. This system will allow the theatre to sell tickets via the Internet in real time while maintaining control of the dates tickets to specific shows become available. “The new system will enable the theatre to more efficiently meet the needs of our patrons,” said Bill Strauss, RCT office manager,
The theatre expects the new system to be up and running in time for their summer fundraiser production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which opens July 8.
Kathy Clopper, Marketing
In Wayne County today, hundreds showed up at ceremonies in Richmond and the Cambridge City area to honor the lives of the fallen. In Richmond there were four separate ceremonies and in Cambridge City they were scattered about in several smaller towns such as Dublin ending at the Post for a lunch together. Below you will find pictures as well as video of some of the ceremonies.
We at GoWayneCounty.com hope you have all enjoyed your Memorial Day Weekend, as you remembered those in your lives who have sacrificed for their country. Brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, grandparents, fathers and mothers- we thank you for your service.
See more pictures and video at Go Wayne County’s Facebook page. Below is video of Mayor Sally Hutton’s Memorial Day Proclamation for Richmond IN. Click link to watch a video of Cameron and Josh Delucio at the Veteran’s Field of Honor reciting “Flanders Field” & “We Shall Keep The Faith.”