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By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 06:52 pm: Edit Post

Area 9 Agency Presents 10th Annual Senior Art Competition

The 10th Annual Area 9 Senior Art Competition and Exhibit, presented by Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency and Indiana University East, will be held July 22nd-September 11th. This competition is open to all artists age 60+ who reside in Fayette, Franklin, Rush, Union or Wayne Classifications are: oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, pastel painting, drawing (graphite, ink, chalk), photography, collage/mixed media, and 3-dimensional (sculpture, glasswork, Artists may bring their entries to IU East Art Gallery July 16th from 9:00am to 4:00pm. For those unable to deliver their work, the Agency will pick up artwork at the following locations:

Open judging will take place Friday, July 17th at 9:00am on the IU East campus in Whitewater Hall Room 132. Submitting artists and interested persons are invited to attend. Entries will then be exhibited for public viewing in IU East’s Meijer Artway from July 22nd through September 11th. A reception honoring the artists will be held in Whitewater Hall on July 22nd at 6:00pm.

There are no entry fees; however artists will be limited to one entry only. Official entry forms and rules are available at the Area 9 Agency Richmond office, local senior centers, and the art gallery at IU East. For more information, contact Judy Ford at 765-966-1795 or 800-458-9345, or juford@iue.edu.

Awards are sponsored by Friends Fellowship Community and Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 04:11 pm: Edit Post

Technology skills training program, Manufacturing Matters, schedules July 9 information sessions in Richmond, Connersville

Richmond, Ind. - Manufacturing Matters (MM), the technology skills training program for high demand area manufacturing jobs, plans two information sessions for prospective trainees July 9 on the Ivy Tech Richmond and Connersville campuses.

The July 9, Ivy Tech Richmond campus information session is 10:00 a.m. in McDaniel Hall, 2357 Chester Blvd. (I-70 & US 27). The 3:00 p.m. Connersville information session will be at the Ivy Tech Connersville Instructional Center, 717 W. 21st St.

Manufacturing Matters offers 10 week training programs supported by 12 area manufacturing companies including: Johns Manville, Color-Box, Trane/Ingersoll Rand, GE Roots, Emerson Climate Technologies, Primex Plastics, Vandor, Richmond Baking Company, Stant USA Corporation, Sugar Creek Packing Company, and Timken Steel. Those completing the course requirements earn the nationally recognized Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification. This certification is an example of the technical skills manufacturing operations in eastern Indiana and western Ohio are seeking in potential employees.

Applicants selected for the program receive fully paid scholarships to train to be a Certified Production Technician (CPT). The program includes learning about manufacturing processes, equipment, safety, leadership, quality, and today’s latest technologies. Class members will have a chance to brush up on interviewing skills and get help writing a better resume. Karen Koppinger, a graduate, says, “MM means bigger, better employment – a chance for a career rather than just a job”. For more information go to www.manufacturingmatters.info or call 765-444-3188.

The scholarships are supported by the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County, Duke Energy, the Rush County Economic & Community Development Corporation, Economic Development Group of Fayette County, Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, Rush County Chamber of Commerce, Connersville Chamber of Commerce, Mayor’s Office City of Richmond, Mayor’s Office City of Connersville, Mayor’s Office City of Rushville, WorkOne, Ivy Tech Corporate College, and the Wayne County Foundation.

The program is one of 17 nationwide selected 2014 to receive a $150,000 three-year grant to help area residents learn skills needed for regional manufacturing jobs. The grant, through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)/Walmart Foundation, is being used to enhance the quality of the program and to expand the initiative regionally.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 03:57 pm: Edit Post

Reid to become ‘Reid Health’ on 110th birthday July 27

Reid Hospital & Health Care Services, its numerous service lines and the Reid-owned network of physicians will officially adopt the new name of “Reid Health” as of July 27, hospital officials have announced.

“Reid has truly become an integrated health system as we have changed and adapted to unprecedented challenges being experienced across the nation,” said Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO. Kinyon said the name change is in line with regional and national trends, noting that Reid will continue as an independent regional health care organization serving East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio. He said the new name, updated logo and rebranding will be officially unveiled on the hospital’s 110th birthday July 27.

The last time Reid adopted a new name was in 1992, when Reid Memorial Hospital became Reid Hospital & Health Care Services because health care had shifted from simply providing hospital care to growing outpatient services that meant patients spending less time in hospitals.

Jeevan Sekhar, M.D., Reid oncologist, said the Cancer Center and other Reid service lines have long been providing outreach to the region in satellite offices and through telemedicine. “Reid has already operated as a health system based on how we have delivered our services, so the name change really is more about who we already are.”

Kinyon said Reid Health better reflects the numerous services Reid and Reid Physician Associates offer throughout the region, far beyond in-hospital care. “It also illustrates what our mission is about – health and wellness, not just caring for the sick and injured,” he said. “We want to engage people while they are well and do everything we can to help them maintain their health by encouraging regular well visits, appropriate screenings such as mammograms and other tests designed to catch problems in the early, more treatable stages.”

He noted that “Reid” and “Health” are words that have been in the name since 1992, but the new name puts less focus on “hospital” care and is more about helping keep patients well through regular screenings and checkups. Reid and other health systems, with numerous changes brought on by health care reform and other shifts in the national environment, now focus more on wellness and consistency of care among all health care providers. “These efforts are not just limited to our system. We have established and are growing partnerships with other care providers as we all work together to build a healthier community.”

“Reid has come a long way since we opened in 1905 as Reid Memorial Hospital,” Kinyon said. “This name change is a more accurate reflection of how Reid has become this region’s leading system dedicated to community health.”

Kinyon noted that Reid is and remains an independent health system, with no plans to merge with other organizations.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 22, 2015 - 08:10 pm: Edit Post

Richmond Recognized as 2015 Playful City USA Community
241 communities exhibiting Playability to be recognized as part of 2015 Playful City USA Richmond

(June 19, 2015) – Richmond is being honored with a 2015 Playful City USA designation for the 2nd time. In partnership with the Humana Foundation, KaBOOM! is honoring cities, towns and counties across the country for making their communities more playable. Through innovative programs, dedicated partnerships between the private, public, and service sectors, Richmond, Indiana embodies the motto of “Play Everyday”. We endeavor to provide children with the opportunity to use their imagination and creativity to grow and thrive. Play exists beyond the playground in the Richmond community, and can be found in programs offered through various organizations (such as the Just Us Kids Outdoors program through Richmond Parks and Recreation, productions through Civic Theatre), community festivals (such as the Meltdown Winter Ice Festival and Christmas in the Depot), businesses (such as Veach’s Toy Station), trails (such as the Fairy Trail, Chocolate Trail, or murals), and more!

Richmond is a busy place full of fun and excitement, especially during the summer. If you take the time to look, there is always something to do.,” said Alisha Estabrook, Community Recreation Coordinator at Richmond Parks and Recreation.

Hopscotch sidewalks, structured recess programs, mandated neighborhood play spaces, city-wide play days and mobile recreation vehicles are all ways in which these communities are appealing to residents, and attracting and retaining residents.

“Playability is crucial to the success of our future communities, and we are proud of the work these cities and leaders are doing to provide a better quality of life for all residents, and especially families,” says KaBOOM! President, James Siegal. “Play provides a competitive advantage for cities looking to attract and retain residents. With these esteemed leaders, and our friends and partners across the country, we continue to prioritize play for all kids.”

To learn more about these cities, see the full list of the 241 communities named 2015 Playful City USA honorees, or to gather more information on the Playful City USA program, visit www.playfulcityusa.org. We also encourage you to take part in the conversation on #playability with these thought leaders on Twitter and Facebook.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 08:56 pm: Edit Post

New residency program to bring physicians in training to Reid
Another step ‘to take Reid to the next level’
Supplied Photo: Reid News Conference
Reid is offering a Family Medicine Residency program starting this summer, which ultimately could bring up to 18 family medicine residents to the community with up to six for each calendar year. The program is affiliated with Marian University college of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience in Kansas City, Mo.

“This is great news, not only for Reid Physician Associates, but also for the communities we serve,” said Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO. “This provides us another great resource in our ongoing efforts to meet the health care needs of the region by expanding our provider team and being able to offer outstanding care to more patients.”

Kinyon said the program also positions the Reid system in a more competitive place in ongoing efforts to recruit and keep physicians in the region. “And we are competing with the entire country in finding, attracting and keeping a strong supply of physicians to care for our communities. This program is another positive for us to share with potential candidates.”

Phillip Scott, D.O., Family Medicine Program Director, said the approval by the American Osteopathic Association is the culmination of an extensive process to establish a training program for family medicine specialists. "Residency programs are the key to training physicians. It begins with graduation from medical school in which all students are given a common foundation. Residency programs provide the training to bring these newly minted physicians into the discipline in which they hope to practice. For family medicine this is a three-year training commitment in which the residents learn the breadth and depth of family medicine. Residents will spend time in virtually every medical discipline that Reid offers, as well as developing their skills in a family medicine clinic that will provide services to the community."

Tom Huth, M.D., Reid Vice President/Medical Affairs, said the program further establishes Reid as a regional medical and educational center. “This is a natural development of our programs that are already providing clinical clerkships for third and fourth-year medical students through Indiana University,” Huth said.

Annuradha Bhandari, M.D., Associate Residency Program Director, said she served as chief resident during her own time in a program in Detroit and knows first-hand how it benefits the health system. “This is another step to take Reid to the next level,” she said. “Reid, to me, already functions as an academic center. A residency program has a trickle effect on all aspects of hospital training, with nursing staff, physician assistants and others. It is exciting, and it makes sense for Reid to be an academic hub in this area.”

Bhandari said the planned program was a factor in her decision to join the Reid team, and she believes it will be for other physician candidates. “Doctors want to be in a place where medicine is moving; it will have a good effect on recruitment.”

Kinyon agreed, noting that the existing clerkship and residency programs will help make Reid and RPA even more competitive in efforts to attract new providers in the extremely competitive national health care environment. The program also is a testament to the commitment by Reid’s Governing Board and medical staff to the importance of attracting and training physicians to the family practice specialty.

“Family care by a physician is the heart, the center of ensuring our communities are healthy and thriving,” Kinyon said. “A health care system cannot survive without cultivating and growing its team of providers. And Reid is committed to this cause with this program, and our longstanding dedication of resources for many years to the cause of recruiting and keeping physicians in the communities we serve.”

Charles Henley, D.O., Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs with Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, said the school is excited to work with Reid’s program. “Residents need strong teaching centers and we see Reid not only offers the strength of experienced physicians, but also a great community in which they can locate for their learning. The college understands the need to create more opportunities for graduate medical education in Indiana and fully supports the residency program at Reid.”

Huth said the residency participants, the first of whom started June 22, will live in the community and work at Reid and in RPA physician offices. “For our patients, it means that they will participate in the training of new physicians, which many of them are pleased to do. Additionally, patients will benefit from the new knowledge and accelerated teaching for residents and attending doctors that come about as a part of an academic environment. For the community, this raises the bar of the quality of doctors and support staff who will be recruited to participate in the teaching program and it raises Reid’s and Richmond’s image in the state as a high quality, academic medical center.”

Jon Ford, chair of the Reid Governing Board, said having the program will make Reid stand out even more as a great choice for physicians seeking a place to practice and raise their families. “Our experienced physicians are excited about the program and it is another example of Reid’s continuous efforts at thinking forward.”

The leadership team of the program will include:

Other facts:Press Conference Video: https://video.reidhospital.org/Watch/rpc
Residency Press Conference, Additional Q&A: https://video.reidhospital.org/Watch/rpcqa


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 22, 2015 - 08:39 pm: Edit Post

Wayne County Foundation Accepting Online Grant Applications for Initiatives that Enhance the Spirit of the Community

The Wayne County Foundation has announced their Board of Directors has made over $103,000 available for grants during the second competitive grant cycle of 2015 which is aimed at projects that embrace enhancement of the “Spirit of the Community”.

Pre-applications from local not-for-profit organizations will be accepted through the Foundation’s online application until 11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015.

Assistance in preparing applications is available from the Foundation office located at 33 South 7th Street, Richmond. First-time applicants are encouraged to contact Lisa Bates at the Foundation office prior to submitting an application. Additional information is available by calling the Foundation office at 765-962-1638, e-mailing lisa@waynecountyfoundation.org or visiting the Foundation’s Website, www.waynecountyfoundation.org.

All completed applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and other community volunteers. Successful applicants can expect grants to be approved and distributed by the end of September.

Last year, the Foundation awarded over $1.5 million in grants, scholarships, and other distributions, including just over $430,000 through its two grantmaking cycles and Challenge Match initiative. All of the Foundation’s community grantmaking is made possible by income from unrestricted and field-of-interest endowment funds which were established by generous donors.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 22, 2015 - 07:23 pm: Edit Post

Free Tax Seminar for Small Business Owners
The new and small business owners in Richmond have the vision, tenacity, and dedication that drive Indiana’s economy and pave the community’s future. But for many new and small business owners, understanding taxes is often one of the biggest challenges. When new and small businesses have difficulty with taxes, it is usually due to not understanding Indiana regulations regarding filing and paying taxes.

To address this issue, the Indiana Department of Revenue, in partnership with the Indiana CPA Society, is hosting a free tax seminar for new and small businesses on Tuesday, July 21 at the Morrisson-Reeves Library in Richmond. This free presentation covers business taxes for new and small businesses, including sales tax and withholding requirements, followed by a question-and-answer session with an experienced department representative. Complimentary refreshments also will be provided.

If members of the Wayne County community are interested in this opportunity, they can register for the free event at http://bit.ly/1GYLjp3.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 22, 2015 - 08:36 pm: Edit Post

Indiana Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Partners with the Area 9 Meals Program

The Indiana Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is partnering with Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency’s Meals Program to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to area seniors. The Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to seniors who meet eligibility criteria while expanding the awareness and use of local Farmers’ Markets and farm stands.

To meet eligibility criteria, participants must be age 60 and over with income that is 185% of the poverty level. That means for a household with one person, the monthly income cannot exceed $1,815 or $2,456 if there are two persons in the household.

Eligible participants will receive checks totaling $20.00 that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating Farmers’ Markets beginning June 10th.

City Parking Lot, corner of N. 7th and “A” Streets, Richmond
Saturdays 9:00am – 12:30pm

South Main Street, Brookville
Fridays 3:30pm – 7:00pm

223-227 N. Main Street, Rushville
Saturdays 12:00pm-6:00pm

802 N. Main Street, Rushville
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 10:00am-6:00pm

Checks will be available on a first come, first served basis, or until all checks have been distributed. Vouchers will be available June 29th from 9:00am-11:00am at the Area 9 Agency, 520 S. 9th Street, Richmond.

If you have any questions or for more information, contact Beth Evans, Meals Program Director, at 765-966-1795 or 1-800-458-9345. Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency is a service of Indiana University East.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 03:29 pm: Edit Post

2015 Faces and Places Photo Contest is Announced by the Wayne County Tourism Bureau

Richmond, Indiana - Wayne County Tourism Bureau is excited to announce the Wayne County Faces and Places Photo Contest starting June 15th through August 24th, 2015. Wayne County residents and visitors are encouraged to submit their own images taken in Wayne County, Indiana during the 2015 year that depict what Wayne County has to offer. Every photo contest thus far has brought in a huge amount of participants and popularity has skyrocketed.

The purpose of the Photo Contest is to develop awareness of and interest in Wayne County. It will also be a fun way to interact with our residents and visitors while documenting an eventful year in Wayne County.

The focus for this year’s contest will be on people visiting attractions, families having fun, artisans creating custom art, and people enjoying local festivals. In addition, the Tourism Bureau would love to receive photos of people participating in our chocolate trail, antique alley, searching for Fairy Doors and enjoying a bite to eat from local restaurants in the Wayne County area.

Photos (at least 300 dpi) are to be submitted via http://wctourism.formstack.com/forms/photocontest

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected by a panel of judges. Many of the contest photos will be shared on the Tourism Bureau’s Facebook page, blog posts, on their Flickr and Pinterest accounts, and by other means. The best photos will be used in print and web publications.

For more information about how to enter the contest and for a full listing of rules, visit VisitRichmond.org, facebook.com/visitrichmondin, email Angel at communications@visitrichmond.org or call 765-938-8687.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 02:59 pm: Edit Post

Pop Up Yoga Planned for Richmond Locations This Summer
Supplied Poster: Pop Up Yoga
Enjoy a free yoga experience, accompanied by live music during the Pop Up Yoga classes planned on June 18, July 16, August 20 and September 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PopUpYogaRichmond.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 02:54 pm: Edit Post

Go on a Story Safari at MRL this Summer!
Supplied Graphic: Story Safari 2015
As summertime draws near, you may hear the roar of a lion or the sound a monkeys running around at Morrisson-Reeves Library. We are
teaming up with Cope Environmental Center to offer a Super Spectacular Summer Reading and Activities Program. The STORY SAFARI is sure to spark
adventure and excitement in kids of all ages. Read books, take hikes at Cope and earn prizes while having fun!

The Story Safari runs June and July with plenty of chances to immerse minds and imaginations in a laid back learning experience. Families can get registered at the Library or online at MRLinfo.org.

”We’re teaming up with Cope Environmental Center with events and activities for kids. We’re focusing on laughter, art, music and reading! Special activities will be held Wednesdays throughout the month of June and July,” said Children’s Librarian Lou Spicer. “We will be hosting arts and crafts sessions as well as entertaining the whole family with appearances by musician and puppeteer Chris Rowlands, Silly Safari’s and a Drum Safari with Keith Cozart. All ages of children are invited to attend the free programs.”

“This program gives families a fun and free activity to enjoy in the summer,” adds Spicer. “Each child gets a prize for reading!”

We have a Summer Reading program for Adults and Teens too. Contact the library for more details. More information contact Morrisson-Reeves Library at 765-966-8291 or on the web at www.mrlinfo.org.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 05:16 pm: Edit Post

Reid to open $11 million Greenville, Ohio, medical building June 24
Supplied Photo: Reid Medical Office Building, Outside
Reid’s $11 million Medical Office Building in Greenville, Ohio, completed a few weeks ago, will open June 24 with various specialties offered to area residents in one convenient location. Opening day will culminate with a Darke County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The Medical Office Building at 1101 Jackson Street next to Family Health provides a combined location for health care specialties offered by Reid to the community, many that have been provided in various locations in Greenville for years, Reid officials said.

“This complex provides a new home for our specialists to provide Darke County area residents a greatly improved experience when they need care,” said Craig Kinyon, Reid President/CEO. “And we are continuing our commitment to work with other providers in the region, such as Wayne HealthCare and Family Health, to provide excellent care in a facility that can help residents avoid having to drive to other communities when they find themselves in need of care not available from other local providers.”

The caregivers moving into the complex include:

“Our specialty care providers will complement the great work being done in the community by Wayne HealthCare and Family Health,” Kinyon said. He said it is also gratifying and significant that more than 90 percent of the project was done by regional workers, providing jobs and economic growth to Darke County as part of Reid’s commitment to use local and regional services whenever possible.

Dr. Chong said improvements the facility brings to his and other specialty patients is great for the community. “My partners and I are excited to offer cardiovascular services in this new centralized facility for specialty care,” Dr. Chong said.

The groundbreaking for the facility, on 10.1 acres, was celebrated in March 2014. The complex was completed in April of this year, though the move-in was delayed awaiting work to bring fiber optics to the property. The Greenville Medical Office Building includes separate treatment rooms and waiting areas for the different specialties, and is about 34,000 square feet.
Supplied Photo: Reid Medical Office Building, Inside
“This new building will house in most cases specialty practices for doctors who have already been caring for Greenville area residents in other locations for many years, including Bethel Cardiology and Reid Orthopedics,” said Jon Ford, Reid’s Governing Board chair. “We want to provide better facilities for our patients in the area and continue to offer specialty care that complements what is already offered by other providers.”

Other specialties are also being considered to be offered in the new complex, such as vascular and endocrinology.

Sharon Deschambeau, president of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce, said her county continues to be a leader in the regional economy thanks to continuing investments into the community such as the Reid project. “Darke County is a great place to do business, and we welcome this wonderful addition to our community. The chamber is eager to help celebrate this milestone.”

Tours will be offered at around 5 p.m. after the ribbon-cutting; and a formal open house will be announced at a later date.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Monday, June 08, 2015 - 01:50 pm: Edit Post

Historic Centerville Announces Dates for Annual Garden Tour
Supplied Photo: Garden w/Swing
Historic Centerville’s annual Garden Tour will be on Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be an ice cream social at the Mansion house at 214 East Main Street from noon until 5 p.m. The community is invited to the ice cream social. Tickets will be $8 each and can be bought on the day of the tour or at the Centerville Library from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10. Tickets may be purchased by mail by sending a check written to Historic Centerville for the tickets and mailed to Myra Baldwin, 5035 Study Road, Centerville, IN 47330 – this must be received by Tuesday, July 7, in order to allow for tickets to be received in time. Include a SASE with the check. Mail this to Historic Centerville, PO Box 73, Centerville, IN 47330.
Supplied Photo: Stone Garden
All monies from the ticket sales and the ice cream social will be used for the restoration and maintenance of the Mansion House and the Log Court House. Historic Centerville will be opening the Mansion House for tours on Saturdays beginning on June 6 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. This will continue through September. Adult admission will be $2 and children will be $1.
Supplied Photo: Windmill in Garden
Come and see what can be done with a small city yard!


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 08:26 pm: Edit Post

Join us at the Library for our Annual Musically Spectacular Event!
Chanticleer String Quartet
Friday, July 31, 2015
2:00 p.m., Bard Room

Join us at the Library for our Annual Musically Spectacular Event!
Flyer: Chanticleer String Quartet
The world renowned Chanticleer String Quartet will present their Summer Music Festival 2015 Concert in Morrisson-Reeves Library’s Bard Room on Friday, July 31st at 2:00 p.m. The string quartet features violinist and founder Caroline Klemperer-Green, violinist Stefan Xhori; violist Jennifer Smith; and cellist Elizabeth Gottling Mendoza. Special guest flutist Clifford Tretick will be joining the group for several musical arrangements.

Sponsors for this program are: The Friends of Morrisson-Reeves Library, US Bank and Peter and Joan Bartel.

This program is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, please phone MRL at (765) 966-8291.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 04:26 pm: Edit Post

Boys & Girls Club Summer 2015 Program Registration Now Available

Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County summer programs will run for eight weeks – from June 1 until July 24. Cost is only $35 per week for the first child and $30 per week for each additional child. Choose from any of the following options or mix and match to suit your summer schedule.

Camp Guy
Our privately owned camp located on 168 acres on the Whitewater River near Connersville offers day camping experiences that will include hiking, fishing, archery, swimming, arts & crafts and a weekly Thursday overnight. Cost is $35 per week for the first child and $30 per week for each additional child.

Play 12
Children enrolled in the Play 12 program can arrive as early as 6 a.m. and stay as late as 6 p.m. and each day the Club provides breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Activities have been revamped to include a variety of activities and kids can choose a different program area every two weeks. Program areas are: Club Fit, Creative Artists, Club Tech, Summer Brain Gain and Fun & Games. Cost is $35 per week for the first child and $30 per week for each additional child. Or if you do not need the full week, cost is $10 per day.

Club Fun
Previously known as our Drop-In Program, Club Fun includes traditional Club activities every afternoon including the gamesroom, gym, computer lab, arts & crafts and is free to current members Monday-Friday from Noon-4 p.m. Memberships can be purchased or renewed at anytime and are only $15 per year.

Discounts are available for full summer payments (before May 29). To register, call Angela at 765-962-6922 or stop by the Jeffers Unit Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:53 pm: Edit Post

Maplewood Park/Centerville Playground Renovation
Flyer: Centerville Playground
Centerville, Indiana: A community project has been started to build a NEW playground in Maplewood Park of Centerville. The current playground equipment has been there for many years and is in pretty poor condition. Thankfully, the town of Centerville, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and the Grassroots Action Resource Center have all agreed that the time to do something is now and have given us their full support for the project! Now that it’s official, we want to hear what you think! To find out more about the project and show your support, like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/centervilleplayground. We want to get as much feedback as possible, so please help spread the word! Maplewood Park has a lot of potential and with your help we can definitely make it a lot safer and more fun for everybody!

Please also consider a donation of any amount by going to: https://www.youcaring.com/family-fundraiser/the-centerville-playground/319562. The goal is to raise at least $50,000 by early summer and have a major part of the project finished by Archway Days. We’re already well on our way to meeting that goal, and with your help, we can make the park the best it’s ever been!

About the Centerville Playground Committee:
The mission of the Centerville Playground Committee is to provide a welcoming, safe, and fun environment for children, families, and other members of the community!


By Jane Holman (Admin) on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 02:49 pm: Edit Post

Camp Clements Car Show Scheduled for July 25
Poster: Camp Clements Car Show
Spectators are free and car entry fee is only $5 at the Camp Clements Car Show on July 25, 2015. Mark your calendars and plan on attending from 2-6pm. Follow them on Facebook for additional updates.


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