Calling All Writers and Poets!

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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!

morrisson reeves Poetry Contest post

Free Fun Fly: Hagerstown IN

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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)

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Today at the Fair…Corey Cox, Fireworks and more!

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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.

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Corey Cox performs live tonight at the 4H Fair, Wayne County

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!

fireworks 2And tonight at dusk….Fireworks!!  Bring a chair, grab some great Fair food and enjoy! 

We’ll see you at the 4H Fair!

First Bank Richmond is the business sponsor for the day.

Be a Blood Donor at the 4H Fair and Save a Life!


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!


Wayne County 4H Fair Queen Competiton: Deadline Soon


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.


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… 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:

  1.  Keep the title, however know you are not old enough to compete at State Fair.  You would also know that you cannot compete for the  Wayne County Fair Queen in the future, or
  2. Relinquish the queen title and obtain an alternate title.  You would then be able to compete in future contest and attend State Fair, if age appropriate.

This can be confusing. So please call or text 914.6771 or email at 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:

  •  Juniors – ages 7, 8, 9
  •  PreTeens – ages 10, 11, 12
  •  Teens – ages 13, 14, 15
  •  Queens – ages 16 to 21

Easter “Hoppenings” Around Wayne County

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easter bunny real

Happy Easter!

There are several opportunities for yummy foods, eggs hunts and other Easter fun.  Check out the calendar to see what’s “hoppening” this weekend.

Happy Easter!

New: Enchanted Fairy Trail

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enchanted fairy trail

Job Fairs Coming Soon To Wayne County

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Submitted by Mary Ann Butters

Need a job . . . or a better job?

job fair picThen, come to one or more of the Wayne County Job and Scholarship Fairs! 35 Companies have posted 600 jobs for these fairs. All fairs are 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 18 — Richmond City Administration Building, 50 North 5th Street.
  • Tuesday, July 30 — Golay Center in Cambridge City, 1007 East Main Street.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8 — Centerville Christian Family Center, 106 East Main Street.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13 — The Meeting Place, 11 East Main Street, Hagerstown.

***Pass this information on to anyone you know who needs a job.  And remember to dress for the job you want- not the job you have, and bring your polished resume to wow businesses.  Also, if you are signed up with Work One you can get help preparing your resume for this event.  The information on your resume will also help you to fill out an application while you are there.  Good luck!

Fireworks Dates & Other Ideas for Celebrating July 4th, 2013 In Wayne County

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Are you “fired up” about July 4th?  Well then to fuel that fire, here is a list of great places to enjoy the fireworks in Wayne County.  Beside the list is another option for enjoying the fireworks, along with live music at the Gaar Mansion.

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Kuhlman Center: A Cool Place To Hang Out At the 4H Fair



Mini 4h Cake Decorating

Early today as we dropped off my daughter’s 4H projects, kids were crowding in to the Kuhlman center after hours of work.

It was easy to tell who had been up all night working on last minute details, and those who completed their projects weeks or days before.  (There were more sleepy eyed kids than there were those who looked wide awake).


Textiles at Kuhlman

But their efforts were worth it.  There is a great and colorful variety of cakes, textiles, sand art, wood art, quilts and much more, all made by kids and adults. 

Take a break from the heat during the 4H Fair and visit the displays in the Kuhlman Center where there is air conditioning and much to see!

See you at the Fair!


Centerville Library: Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading 2013 (Dig Into Reading)

There’s still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!!! (see poster below)

 All ages are encouraged to participate and everyone gets a prize just for signing up! Babies and parents can earn prizes by reading and doing activities like singing and coloring together. Kids can earn prizes by reading and participating in other events like storytimes and family nights. Teens can earn prizes by reading, tweeting, and downloading music.

Adults can earn tickets for a chance to win gift certificates from all over Wayne County with every book they read. This summer, let us help you “Dig into reading.” The library now has a handicapped accessible front door with an automatic opener. Great for strollers too. Thank you to Brian’s Glass and Mirror for their wonderful service.

Free Family Bowling: Tuesday, July 9th from 3-5 pm at Richmond 40 Bowl!

Join us, along with Morrisson-Reeves Library, for a free game of bowling with your family, including free shoe rental, just bring a canned good for each person participating.

Shhhhhh!!! The Jones Reading Room is now the Quiet Room. Now you can read and study in peace.

Storytime is Back! Every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program from 10:30-11am. All ages welcome! Crafts and Activities: Every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program from 11am-4pm. All ages welcome!

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Mother-Daughter Photo Exhibit Just In Time For Mother’s Day

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A stunning photographic display of Mothers and Daughters entitled “As We Are,” by Susanna Tanner is available for viewing at the MacDowell Gallery at Reid Hospital starting today.  These are local Moms with their girls from Girls Inc. of Wayne County.   You will be moved by the love that is captured so artfully by Susanna. 

If you want to treat your mother, grandmother, friend, or yourself to a wonderful show of art and love- don’t miss this exhibit! It is truly moving.


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Lemonade Day “Build A Stand” Event At Menard’s April 13, 2013

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logo lemonade dayLemonade Day is just around the corner: May 19, 2013.   If your child would like to learn to build a stand and get a kit for only 10.00, then you will want to take them to Menard’s Saturday, April 13th between 9 am. to 12 p.m. (tomorrow)

For the past five years Menard’s and Lowe’s have provided this service to help kids to have successful businesses on Lemonade Day.  As an added bonus, G101.3 will be broadcasting live from Menard’s, and you may just see an appearance by the Lemonhead.

Keep checking back for more information on Lemonade Day events.

Coming up next week:

  • Michael Holthouse, founder of the national Lemonade Day and Lisa Holthouse co-founder and author of “It All Started with a Turtle,” will visit area schools and the Boys & Girls Club, Mon & Tues, April 15-16.  (Boys and Girls Club with Girls Inc Kick off event is at 4:00 p.m. on the 16th)  (Book signing with Lisa Holthouse at Morrisson Reeves Library, Monday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Next Saturday, April 20th:    Build At Stand event at Lowe’s from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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G101.3 Radio Auction Starts March 18th, 2013

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Animal Safari Wildlife, just one of many experiences up for auction (see more below)

radio auctionStarting Monday, March 18th, the annual G101.3 radio auction will commence.  You can click on the link and see the list of items that will be up for auction.  And the bidding begins…From the G101.3 site-

We have gathered over one hundred thousand of dollars of merchandise for you to buy for pennies on the dollar. Over the past decade we have saved our listeners tens of thousands of dollars and are excited to continue our annual tradition!

This year we incorporated many new features on this site to help you prepare for another successful auction. Using the menu above, you can view the items up for grabs. We divided the items into categories with large photos of the products up for bid. When you find an item you want, you can now Add It To Your Favorites. This on-going list consolidates all your favorite items.

We’ve also incorporated crowd sourcing features, such as allowing you to share your reviews and experiences with each product. And when viewing an item, we’ll suggest other items you may like based on our listener’s browsing habits.

We’re excited to have you as a part of another great auction! Be sure to tune in Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd on G1013 and WKBV. Good luck and happy bidding!

Here are just a few of things up for auction.  You can see many many more by clicking on the link above.

carribean cove and waterpark

carribean cove and waterpark

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Forest Hills Photo by


Richmond RiverRats

International Women’s Day: Today, March 8, 2013

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How will you celebrate Women today?

(excerpts from International Women’s Day website)

woman suffragettInternational Women’s Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women’s rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 1975 was designated as ‘International Women’s Year‘ by the United Nations. Women’s organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women’s advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women’s equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.

2000 and beyond
women's suffrage fashion turn of centuryIWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

Many from a younger generation feel that ‘all the battles have been won’

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RHS Basketball Team Senior Girls, sponsored by First Bank Richmond

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women’s and society’s thoughts about women’s equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that ‘all the battles have been won for women’ while many feminists from the 1970’s know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women’s education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.

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Mayor of Richmond, Sally Hutton

However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.

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Newly elected President/CEO of the Wayne County Chamber, Amy Oler Holthouse

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

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Newly elected President of the EDC of Wayne County, Valerie Shaffer

Women in Wayne County are making things happen!  To all the wonderful, talented and beautiful women here in Wayne County- Happy International Women’s Day, Feliz Dia de mujeres en el mundo.

Looking For A Way To Serve A Non-Profit In Wayne County?

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The event below submitted by the Wayne County Chamber is an opportunity for individuals to check out the different non-profit organizations and what they do.  And if you are so inspired, you may want to become a board member for one of the many non-profits in the area.  If you are a non-profit seeking board members, this event is a great networking opportunity to bring awareness to the work you do in the community.

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Do you work for a nonprofit organization that is seeking board members?  Then join us at Lamplight at the Leland on Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 5-7 p.m. Booth space is $25.  This event will bring your organization together with individuals who are looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities as board members. 

All Aboard! is designed to help local nonprofits connect with people who are ready and willing to serve on their board.  This ‘job fair’ type atmosphere will allow you to talk with people who are there because they want to serve on your board.

For more information and to register you can visit the Chamber website.