For more information contact Steve Borchers at the Wayne County Foundation office.
All over Wayne County, you may hear a collective sigh of relief from band directors who are happy to see some sun. With only a few days until the first band competition, rain has been a big concern over the last few weeks.
According to Lisa Savage, band parent of two students at Northeastern, most of the bands are behind in practice due to the rain. Several of the Wayne County bands have had to find alternate places to practice during the inclimate weather, some using the Tom Raper Center at the fairgrounds. And some are making up time by having 12 hour practices.
The Centerville Archway Classic is this Saturday, July 18, at Centerville High School at 7:00 p.m. The creativity and work involved in getting these bands where they are today in time for the competitions is something to be applauded. For Northeastern, their hardest work really begins following the Archway Classic when band camp starts next week.
Lisa Savage is excited to be able to help at band camp this year for her children’s band, but expects it to involve a lot of hard work for the kids.
She shared that most bands, including theirs, probably started practicing in May, but again the weather has put them all behind schedule.
Let’s get out this Saturday and support these bands and all their hard work at the Centerville Archway Classic! The next band competition will be the Jay County Lions Contest on July 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Portland. On August 1, 2015 you can catch the bands in Winchester at the Drums at Winchester competition, at 7:00 p.m.
Note: State Fair Band day is August 8, 2015 with the line up of: Northeastern starting at number 11, Lincoln at 20, Richmond at number 29, Centerville at 30, and Hagerstown at 40.
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend AND something that supports a great organization? Then you will want to head out to the Wayne County 4H Fairgrounds for the Wild Wheels 4 Wernle event.
Starting Friday, July 17 at 8:00 the Jimmy Sparks Band will kick off a weekend of events. Cost for the concert is 10.00 for tickets purchased in advance and 15.00 at the concert. (tickets can be purchased at the Whitewater Valley Marine Corps League, Berties Music Bar or Patio at the Ribeye).
Saturday is filled with events, and many are free to watch with a gate entry fee of 5.00 per vehicle. The day includes a car and bike show in the Kuhlman Center at noon, a motorcycle rodeo at 2:00 p.m. and a mud bug by the 4H Fair committee at 7:00 p.m. An addition to the schedule is the lawn mower derby (with speeds up to 60-70 mph) and demo derby at 3:00 p.m. Of course food and other vendors will be available throughout the fairgrounds.
Saturday night, the local Dire Skates derby ladies will take on the Sandusky Roller girls at 5:00 p.m., followed by a concert by Lipstick. See below for more details or visit the facebook event page at Wild Wheels for Wernle 2015.
Congratulations to Centerville-Abington Community Schools for being designated as a Four Star School. To earn Four Star status, schools must have a 95 percent participation rate in testing. ISTEP scores contribute to the Four Star rating in two ways. The combined passing percentages for student performance in English/language arts and math must be in the top 25th percentile for the state for each grade level. In addition, the number of students passing the English test and the number passing the math test must both be in the top 25th percentile for each grade level.
This means that all Centerville schools have now gained Four Star School status with the exception of Rose Hamilton Elementary which cannot since it does not give ISTEP tests
Look at all the great activities and events at the Centerville Public Library for the month of April:
See below for information on how to enter this great contest that beautifies our County as well as giving artists their time to shine!
The Wayne County Emergency Management Agency has just updated the list of warming stations, due to the frigid weather for the next few days. The following is a message and list of the Wayne County stations:
Advisory: Warming Stations Available On-Call for Expected Stretch of Frigid Winter Weather
With the onset of continued cold temperatures expected tonight and continuing toward the weekend, we have updated the list of warming stations throughout Wayne County. The following warming stations are on-call to protect citizens who may be without heat in the on-going winter weather.
Warming stations are intended for short-term use and will have minimal accommodations. Persons who intend to utilize the warming stations should call the designated contact prior to arrival. Take your family’s emergency supply kit with you when going to a warming station. Please bring any personal medications that will be required along with personal care items, snacks and items to occupy your time such as books, magazines and electronics.
Genesis of the YWCA
15 South 11th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Rock Solid Ministries
1024 E. Main St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Contact: David Eales or Helen Manning
Hours Available: T-W-F 9am-2pm
707 So. A St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Hours Available: M-F 9am-12 noon & 1pm-3pm
If you create inspirational poetry and would love to see your masterpiece in print, you will be interested in the contest below offered by Morrisson Reeves Library. (Being a Wayne County enthusiast can’t hurt either). Good luck!
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, August 16th is National Model Aviation Day. The Hagerstown, IN RC Club is celebrating by hosting a Fun Fly from 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM at the Hagerstown Airport. NMA is a radio control flying day event to teach others about the hobby whether you’re just interested, a new R/C Pilot, or a well-seasoned RC Pilot.
We will have open flying for all AMA members and open racing on our Radio Control car dirt track. There will also be a “tailgate swap meet” so bring anything you want to sell or trade. Free raffle prizes from hobby shops and great kids’ activities including NASA paper rockets and AMA model airplanes.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Food and t-shirts will be available to purchase to help support the Wounded Warrior Project and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County. Food, Flying, Racing and more. Visit our Facebook page at Hagerstown Indiana RC Club for more info or directions to the event. (see flyer below)
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.
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!
We’ll see you at the 4H Fair!
First Bank Richmond is the business sponsor for the day.
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!
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:
This can be confusing. So please call or text 914.6771 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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: