Rushville Republican

July 6, 2012

What's Happening 070612

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Not-for-profits may submit upcoming events to or 126 S. Main St., Rushville, IN 46173.



l Rushville Church of Christ will have a Vacation Bible School Kickoff at 2 p.m. at 627 W. 11th St., to register children from ages 4 through high school for this summer's VBS. There will be games, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn.

l The Farmer's Market begins at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, and ends around Oct. 6. Located on East Third Street in downtown Rushville, the hours are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The market consists of homegrown produce and plants, craft vendors baked goods and more.

SUNDAY (7/8)

l The Rush County Youth Group Workcamp will be held July 8 to 14.

l Orange High School Reunion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lion's Club Building in New Salem. A buffet will be served at noon. Reservations and payment needed by June 25. Reservations and information: Duane Beaver 317-898-1034 or Flossie McFall 765-825-1232.

l Arlington Christian Church SonSurf Beach Bash Vacation Bible School, ages three years (potty trained) through sixth grade, 6:30 to 8:40 p.m. Sunday, July 8, through Thursday, July 12. The closing program will be at 6 p.m. Friday, July 13 beginning with a picnic of hot dogs and chips and the program at 7 p.m. Information, contact the church office at 663-2329 or Noreen Kemple at 663-2756.

MONDAY (7/9)

l F.I.T. WALKABOUT, 8 a.m., Cross County course to Nature Center, meet at BRMS circle drive. Organized by the Fitness Initiative Team of Rush County to get Rush County out and walking. Open to the public. Information: 932-5974.

l Little Flatrock Christian Church Vacation Bible School, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., July 9 to 13 at the church, 2471 S 450 E. The theme this year is "Adventures on Promise Island." All children ages 3 through 6th grade are invited.

l A free day camp is being offered by Family Service and Prevention Program at the Veterans Memorial Park shelter house 9 a.m. to  noon daily July 9 through July 20 for children ages 9-14. Early registration is not required, with parents registering their child at the shelter house Monday morning.


l All Local 1118 UAW Roots Blower Retirees who are drawing a pension from the union are eligible to join in the retiree pitch-in dinner at 11:30 a.m. at Eastside Methodist Church in Connersville. Please bring a filled covered dish. Drinks, plates, etc., provided. Bring spouse/friend. Widows welcome. Casual event.

FRIDAY (7/13)

l Big Flatrock Christian Church Annual Pork Chop Supper from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Manilla Fire Department, SR 44, Manilla. Tickets are $7. The Dorcas Circle II will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a kitchen basket and a handmade baby afghan.


l RCHS Class of Ô82 reunion at John Rosfeld's (1031W 300N). Festivities start at 6 p.m. Info: Beth Douglass Silcox via FB.

l Skylar's Journey fundraiser at Caldwell Pioneer Acres, 3707S 200W, Rushville. Gates open at noon. Entrance fee of $5 includes hog roast. Live bands, bounce house, rock climbing wall, slide, obstacle course, etc. Camping available ($35 electric/$10 primitive). Also, "poker run" with registration at 10 a.m. at Rushville Eagles. Ride leaves at noon. $15 single/$20 couple. Info: Georgia Gurley @ 765-561-3813 or Bill Tompkins @ 765-561-1020.

SUNDAY (7/15)

l The Rush County Chorale will present two performances of American music on Sunday, July 15 at the Laughlin Center for the Performing Arts. Performance times are 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available from Chorale members or at the door on the day of the performances.

l The Danny E. and Barbara J. Gettinger and Family Day at Stagg's Restaurant

and Dairy Treats. A portion of sales from this day will go to the Danny E. and Barbara J. Gettinger and Family Scholarship Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation. This fund provides scholarships to graduates of RCHS who are studying the field of agriculture at a 2 or 4 year college, university, vocational school or ag short course. Please come and visit with the Gettinger Family and enjoy great food! Donations will also be accepted.


l F.I.T. WALKABOUT, 5:30 p.m., Calvary Cemetery on Ft. Wayne Rd., park on south end. Organized by the Fitness Initiative Team of Rush County to get Rush County out and walking. Open to the public. Information: 932-5974.

FRIDAY (7/20)

l Relay for Life of Rush County from 6 p.m. July 20 to 6 p.m. July 21, Memorial Park. This year's theme is Stars, Stripes, Relay as we honor our Veterans and raise funds for all the programs and research the American Cancer Society supports. Information: 765-969-8282.

SUNDAY (7/22)

l The Lora Brook Hatfield Day at Stagg's Restaurant and Dairy Treats. A portion of sales from that day will go to the Lora Brook Hatfield Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation. This fund provides scholarships to graduating seniors from RCHS and Knightstown Community High School. Please come and visit with the Hatfield and Newton Families and enjoy great food! Donations will also be accepted.

MONDAY (7/23)

l RCHS Band Camp runs July 23 through 27.


l Rush County Players presents The Best of Broadway at 7:30 p.m. July 26, 27 and 28 and at 2:30 p.m. July 28 and 29 at the Rush County Courthouse. Information: 765-938-1711.


FRIDAY (8/3)

l Indiana State Fair runs Aug. 3-19.


l  Fields Outdoor Adventures hosts Hunter Education class 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call the store for details: 765-932-3964 and

l Enrollment for students in 7th and 8th grades at BRMS from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 7, 1601 N. Sexton St. Information: 932-2968.

MONDAY (8/13)

l Rush County Schools first day of school.



l The Rushville Parks Department will sponsor the Second Annual Gospel Sing beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Rushville Riverside Park Amphitheater. Organizers are in the early stages of planning. Groups or individuals interested in performing should contact Nancy Mitchell at 765-629-2125. For more information, contact the Rushville Park Department at 932-4146.


l Brian's Cause opening ceremoinies at 9:30 a.m. on the Rush Memorial Hospital campus, 1300 N. Man St. The "Together We Can" 2-mile-walk will follow with participants walking a two-mile loop through Rushville before returning to the RMH campus. On-site health fair from 10 a.m. to noon. A silent auction is planned and lunch will be served. Information: Michele Gettinger 765-932-4111.


l Rush Fest.


l Tox-away Days are the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at Smiley Avenue. Join in making this a Clean, Green Rush County.

l The community food pantry, 109 East Third Street, Rushville is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Bring photo ID. Donations welcomed.

l Diabetes education classes are held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month at Rush Memorial Hospital Skills Lab, second floor. Cost, $10 per class with a $25 refund if all three classes are attended. Info: 765-932-7416 or

l Partners for a Healthy Rush County meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Boys & Girls Club. open to all interested businesses, organizations or individuals in Rush County.

l AA and Al-Anon meet at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Paulos United Methodist Church.

l Crossroads Serenity Group, an Al-Anon group, meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every Monday at 333 N. Main Street, Rushville. Information: Gail at 317-642-9112 or Larry at 765-277-9477.

l A dance at the Raleigh Community Club is held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. every Saturday. Everyone welcomed.

l Veterans, if you have an appointment at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis call (765) 932-3075, seven to 10 days in advance, to arrange a ride in the DAV van. Veterans who need a ride sooner call (765) 561-5445 or (765) 932-2703.

l Rush County Victimos Assistance, Inc. has its monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. For location contact the office at 938-1555. The public always is invited. Info: Barbara Kuhn at 938-1555.

l A parent support group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the Rushville Public Library meeting room. This group is for parents, guardians, caregivers or any family member of someone with mental or physical challenges. Those attending the group decide the topics. Info: Julie Shelton at 932-5190 or Barb Wilson at 938-1952.