Rushville Republican

News

July 16, 2013

Teams sought for Booker T. golf outing

Playground to be enhanced with 2013 funding

What is now known as the Booker T. Washington Community Center, located in the 500 block of East Seventh Street, has served the community in a number of ways since the structure was built in 1904.

For 28 years, until 1932, it served as Rushville’s African-American community elementary school for grades one through eight until closed in 1932 as a result of financial constraints.

Although the building was no longer used for education, it remained a vital part of the east side community, serving as a meeting place, Masonic Temple and playground for area youth.

In 1988, due in large part to a concerted effort by civic and community-minded individuals and businesses, a renovation and preservation effort was undertaken at the former school.

Since that time, the building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and 25-years later, the Booker T. Washington Community Center continues to serve the community as a multi-use facility. The building currently is the site of Head Start pre-school and provides office space for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rush County and others.

Recent updates to the building have included new windows, a new roof and playground equipment. According to Billy Ray Goins, this year’s monies from an annual golf outing fundraiser will be used to further enhance and expand the playground equipment and area.

For several years, to generate funding to maintain and improve the structure, a golf outing has been held to generate much needed funding for improvement projects; this year will be no exception. The annual event is set for Aug. 24 with tee off at 8 a.m. at Horseshoe Bend Golf Course, 643 East CR 1200N.

A shotgun scramble format will be used with individual golfer fees of $60 or $240 for a team of four. Fees include a cart, continental breakfast, lunch and prizes.

A pre-event appreciation reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Rushville Elks. The evening will include a meal, silent auction and entertainment.

For additional information, to donate items for the silent auction or to enter a team, John Byrne can be contacted at (765) 932-2714 or call Goins at (765) 932-4970.

Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106

1
Text Only
News
  • sch-rv041814-school lunch pic More than half of local students get lunch assistance The share of students at Greensburg Community Schools who get free and reduced lunches has spiked by about a third in the last five years. Fifty-one percent of Greensburg students get help through the federal school lunch program, according to the In

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Purdue events calendar Events in this calendar, plus many others, are listed in Purdue's online calendar at http://calendar.purdue.edu ENTERTAINMENT • April 17. 7:30 p.m. Loeb Playhouse. Brad Mehldau jazz piano trio, presented by Purdue Convocations. Ticket holders are in

    April 18, 2014

  • Court appearances near for park vandals As the result of a news article in the March 14 edition of the Rushville Republican, officers from the Rushville Police Department arrested two individuals in connection with vandalism in South Veterans Memorial Park one day after the news article hi

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-rv0418514-mushroom hunting pic Parks let mushroom hunters forage off-trail INDIANAPOLIS - Rain that pounded Brown County State Park in early April dampened the number of hikers and mountain bikers in Indiana's largest state park, but foragers of the property's 15,000 acres of forest welcomed the weather. With the arrival o

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2 fd parking issue 041814 pic Downtown parking disrupted A number of parking spots located on the west side of Main Street were closed to motorist earlier this week as a result of falling debris from a structure. Decorative masonry from the uppermost façade of the Office King Building, 309 North Main Stree

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chipotle sales surge as it draws more customers NEW YORK (AP) - Mexican food chain Chipotle reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as more customers flocked to its restaurants for burritos, bowls and tacos. The Denver-based chain's popularity has kept growing because people like that they can

    April 18, 2014

  • Florida orange production is declining ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - This year's Florida orange crop is approaching the fruit's lowest harvest in decades, and experts say a deadly bacteria that's infecting the trees is to blame. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released its c

    April 18, 2014

  • Youngsters get a jump on turkey season Youth turkey season will begin Saturday. Hunters and their children need to know a few things before setting out on the hunt. According to Department of Natural Resources officer Gary Catron, there are several rules that need to be followed in order

    April 18, 2014

  • 2 nws rv-041814 gordon pic Gordon announces candidacy for county council Phil Gordon would like to announce his candidacy for County Council District 1. He is a lifelong resident of Rush County and he and his wife, Michele, live two miles south of Mays. He is a 1972 graduate of RCHS and continued his education at Purdue U

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 2 sherwood county council 041814 pic Sherwood seeking County Council Dist. 3 seat Longtime Rush County resident Jeff Sherwood has officially announced his desire to seek the Dist. 3 county council seat. Born in Rush County, Sherwood has spent nearly 32 years with the Rush County Sheriff's Department, the past eight as Rush County

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.