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Memorial Day Observances In Richmond IN

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28 May, 2012

Memorial Day Observances


  • 9:00 am           Ceremony at the Earlham Cemetery Soldiers Hill by Sons of the UnionVeterans
  • 10:00 am         Earlham Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor.
  • 11:00 am         Veterans Memorial Park – access via Johnson St at 80 N 2nd St.
  • Noon –              Ceremony at the Earlham Cemetery Soldiers Hill by Sons of the Union Veterans including a 21-gun salute with cannon.
  • Noon –              Ceremony at the Marine Corps Memorial Flag site in Glen Miller Park  (just north of the tennis courts.)
  • 3:00-3:01  National Moment of Remembrance – “prayer for a permanent peace

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

RiverRats Opening Game May 29th Tickets Now Available

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Take me out to the ballgame!  The season is here already and the first two home games are in just a couple of weeks.  See the schedule below for summer fun at the RiverRats 2012 season. (Home games are in blue).  Visit the RiverRats website for more details.


“The Drowsy Chaperone” Two More Chances To See…Starting Tonight!

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***2 More Chances To See:  Drowsy Chaperone***

Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar • Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison • Produced in cooperation with Music Theatre International

April 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
April 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

Tickets go on sale March 26 for RCT Members and April 2 for the general public.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

This new musical, cleverly and comically, pays tribute to the lavish Ziegfeld Follies-style musicals of the 1920’s. The creative and entertaining music, lyrics, dance numbers and show-within-a-show format earned Tony Awards during its successful Broadway run in 2006. We’re sure our RCT audiences will be smiling and toe-tapping with this production.

Two Cast Members From "Drowsy Chaperone"

Directed by Michelle Avery and assisted by Dwan Doherty with music direction by Sandi Cox and choreography by Regina Branagin.

Women Build! For Habitat For Humanity


InConcert Presents: The Scissormen


The InCONCERT Series Presents 

The Scissormen on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at the 4th Floor Blues Club. 

The opening band will be- Jonny Hazard, featuring Randy & Brian Baker.  Tickets are $15/person and attenders must be 21.  Food & Cash Bar will be available.  Tickets and more information are available at Maria Mitrione’s Italian Market, or call 765-966-5654.

The InConcert series helps to support at least 11 non-profits in the Wayne County area.  By attending, you will not only enjoy yourself, you are also helping good causes in the area.

Only Four More Chances To Visit The Winter Farmer’s Market!

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If you haven’t made it yet, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the dates below:

Local Artisans Featured At The Indiana State Fairgrounds Marketplace

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Information submitted by Julie Dishman

Indiana Artisan Marketplace Features Local Artisans, March 31-April 1

Metal art by Nathan and Linda Jones, see link below for more

If you appreciate fine art and specialty foods and would like to support local artists, don’t miss the Indiana Artisan Marketplace on March 31 and April 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We’re proud to announce that 2 artisans from our county will be exhibiting at the Marketplace, the state’s premier art and food experience.

Indiana Artisan recognizes the highest level of Indiana craftsmanship and includes everything from fine chocolates and handmade soaps to specialty jewelry and stoneware pottery. Artists from our county have had their work recognized as exceptional by Indiana Artisan.

Whether you’re a transplant to Central Indiana looking to reconnect with artists from home or an art enthusiast willing to travel to support our artisans, you’ll want to visit the Marketplace for an experience unlike any other. Browse one-of-a-kind artwork while enjoying Indiana music, watching art demonstrations, and tasting the craft foods and wines. You’ll also have the rare opportunity to meet artisans from our town and around the state and hear their incredible stories.

Stain glass artistry by Dan Sims of Richmond

Artisans from our county exhibiting at the Marketplace include:

Admission: $10 (children 15 and under free); Parking: $3

Julie Dishman; Local Communication & Social Media Specialist

Richmond-Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau

5701 National Road East

Richmond, Indiana 47374


Excitement Mounts As Indy Gets Closer To Hosting Superbowl 2012

Mobile Upload, Jessica Kendall Thomas, Indy Pre-Super Bowl crowd

We are getting mobile uploads sent in from Richmond native,  Jessica Kendall Thomas, who has been in the thick of things in downtown Indy.  As you can see the excitement there is growing with each day that draws nearer to the  Super Bowl  in Indianapolis.

Mobile Upload, Jessica Kendall Thomas, Indy Pre-Super Bowl crowd

If you have mobile pics to send us we would love to post them, whether they are from Indy or Richmond, one of the designated celebration towns for this years Super Bowl.  Just send to

Mobile upload, Jessica Kendall Thomas, Indy Super Bowl, 2012

Townsend Center Offers Free Diabetes Education Series

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JOIN US for this FREE 8 week series & take control of your diabetes

and be empowered to lead a healthier, stronger life.

DATE: February 7, 14, 21, 28 and March 6, 13, 20, 27

TIME: 1:00PM

LOCATION: Townsend Community Center 855 North 12th St. Richmond

Presented by Wayne County Minority Health Coalition

 For more information or to Register  

CALL  (765) 973-8788 or


See It For Yourself…Inside The New Firehouse BBQ & Blues, Depot District

Mural behind the stage of the Firehouse BBQ & Blues, Depot District

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!

Mural behind the stage of the Firehouse BBQ & Blues, Depot District

The Most Viewed Video On In 2011

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

Hundreds Of Children Attend Trunk Or Treat At Wayne County Fairgrounds

A Strange Pair of Friends....

A Strange Pair of Friends....

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.

Change Is Coming- Video (Coming To Richmond Next Weekend)

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This youtube video was posted on Facebook by Lynn Knight from Earlham College Events.  The group, Playing For Change, can be seen next weekend, Saturday during the inauguration weekend for the new Earlham president.  Visit the box office at Earlham College SOON if you want tickets.  They are 10.00/adults and 8.00 for students and seniors.

Financial Literacy At Boys & Girls Clubs Of Wayne County, October, 15, 2011

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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.

  •  * Contact: Erica Cook 962-6922

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