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In Volume 06, Issue 07-13

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positive economic development news
The July/August 2006 issue of BizVoice Magazine has a very positive article about Wayne County's economic development prospects.  It also features three local businesses, Hills Floral Products, Nixon Tool, and Golden Engineering.

     Diamond BulletBizVoice Magazine - http://www.bizvoicemagazine.com/currentissue.htm
 
    Diamond BulletWayne County, IN Article:  http://www.bizvoicemagazine.com/archives/06julaug/CommunityFocus.pdf
 
    Diamond BulletHill's Floral: http://www.bizvoicemagazine.com/archives/06julaug/IndianaLeader.pdf
 
    Diamond BulletNixon Tool: http://www.bizvoicemagazine.com/archives/06julaug/CorporateCitizenry.pdf
 
    Diamond BulletGolden Engineering:  http://www.bizvoicemagazine.com/archives/06julaug/MemberSpotlight.pdf

Sizzlin' Summer Classic 5K
You've been working out and running all spring to get in shape...now show off your stamina at IU East this weekend at the Sizzlin' Summer Classic 5K.  Bring the kids along for the "Kids Run to Literacy 1K".

 
    Diamond BulletRegistration Form:   http://www.waynet.org/recreation/wcc/entry_forms/entry_sizzlin2006.pdf
     Diamond BulletWayne County Challenge:  http://www.waynet.org/recreation/wcc/

Trick or treat?
You know your uncle...the one who's always playing tricks on you?  Wouldn't it be fun to see his face when a large flock of pink plastic flamingos migrate to his perfect lawn?  This Area 9 fund-raiser will help you pull off the feat...and will also sell you "insurance" so he can't turn the trick around to your yard!

     Diamond BulletArea 9 Agency on Aging Fund Raiser:  http://www.iue.edu/Departments/Area9/

Fresh produce
Area farmer's markets and local orchards are filled with fresh produce now.  If you're not sure what will be available, you can check out the Indiana Harvest Calendar to learn when fruits and vegetables ripen.

     Diamond Bullethttp://www.pickyourown.org/INharvestcalendar.htm
     Diamond BulletRichmond Farmer's Market: Each Saturday now through October 7 from 7:00 to 11:00 am at the City Parking Lot on North “A” Street (across from Morrisson-Reeves Library)

Richmond-Wayne County Chamber of Commerce
The Richmond-Wayne County Chamber of Commerce just completed a web site update.  Visit their site to learn more about their programs, news and events, and how to get involved in this important economic development organization.  In line with their "Shop Local - Buy Local" campaign, the web site was designed by local firm, Summersault, LLC.

     Diamond BulletRichmond-Wayne County Chamber of Commerce:  http://www.rwchamber.org/
     Diamond BulletSummersault, LLC: 

Candlelight tour of Levi coffin House
The Levi Coffin House will offer a special "Candlelight Tour" on Friday, July 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to kick off the Southeast Indiana Freedom Trails Driving Tours.  There will also be a special gallery opening at IU East from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. featuring "Threads of Strength and Fortitude"...Penny Sisto's Slavery Quilts and "The Newport Connection"...works by local artists.

The Coffin House is part of the Indiana Underground Railroad Coalition which plans to draw attention to Indiana’s role in the Underground Railroad, and develop exhibits and tours highlighting Indiana’s connection to the Underground Railroad.

     Diamond BulletLevi Coffin House:  http://www.waynet.org/nonprofit/coffin.htm
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Southeast Indiana Trails to Freedom:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/southeastugrr/

calendar highlights

Friday, July 14
     Diamond BulletYoung Adult Professionals Network Night
     Diamond BulletSoutheast Indiana Trails to Freedom Event
     Diamond BulletCenterville: Movie in the Park (Chicken Little)

Saturday, July 15
     Diamond BulletSizzlin' Summer Classic 5K
     Diamond BulletFarmer's Market
     Diamond BulletOral History Program (sponsored by Starr-Gennett)
     Diamond BulletHabitat for Humanities Home Application Day
     Diamond BulletPraise Jam Celebration
     Diamond BulletInConcert:  James Solberg
     Diamond BulletRAIN Ride (bicyclists Ride Across INdiana, ending their trek at Earlham College)

Sunday, July 16
     Diamond BulletTour the Gaar Mansion
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Cruise-In at the Wayne County Historical Museum
     Diamond BulletTownsend Center Garden Party

Be sure to check for upcoming events on WayNet's Community Calendar:
     Diamond Bullethttp://www.waynet.org/calendar/

 

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