Rushville Republican

July 13, 2012

What's Happening 071312

Rushville Republican

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


FRIDAY (7/13)

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

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 ÒShades of Blue,Ó presented by Worth and Barada, LLP, features Nashville bluegrass group Off The Wagon and blues from Cee Cee James at 7 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park Amphitheater, 100 W. Water St., Rushville. Free and open to the public.

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.

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 Knights of Columbus Chicken Fry Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Adults $9. Children $6. All you can eat dine in only. Carry outs available. Open to the public.

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, Òpoker runÓ 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.

l Author James Wilkinson ÒThe Gypsy DollsÓ Book Signing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pour House, 109 West Main Street, Cambridge City.

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.


l Carthage Volunteer Fire Department fourth annual Community Day beginning at 3 p.m. The free event will have activities for all ages and include an evening fireworks display. A free will donation will be accepted at the event. Information: Fire Chief Josh Cooley at (765) 565-1234 or (765) 565-2231.

l The cast of "The Best of Broadway" will be holding another benefit car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at O'Reilly Auto Parts. Free-will donations will be accepted at that time. There will be a DJ on site and snacks and drinks will be available.

l Children's Day at the Gowdy House Museum, 619 N. Perkins, is from 1-3 p.m. Children's activities are planned and the museum and carriage house will be open for tours. There is no charge for this event.

l Farm Credits Annual Dance, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Knights of Columbus. Tickets $10 at the door with proceeds benefiting cancer research.

l Bentonville School 11th Reunion at the Bentonville Firehouse. Anyone who attended classes at Bentonville at any time, or anyone interested in the community are welcome to attend. The firehouse will be open at 2 p.m. for social time, cookies and drinks. At 4:30 p.m. there will be a free

will offering buffet followed by a short business meeting and program. Everyone is encouraged to bring pictures, plates, t-shirts or other items

to be displayed. There will be a silent auction for donated items with

proceeds going to the reunion fund. Information: Linda Petersen Hughett at

765-265-2942 or email

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 Ivy Tech Community College Richmond will offer Admissions Information Sessions at local libraries across its five county region. Information will be available at the Rushville Public Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25.

During these free information sessions, Stephanie Hill Alexander will answer questions about degree programs, financial aid, support services and getting started for fall semester. Classes start Aug. 20. Those who are unable to attend and have questions should contact Stephanie at 1-800-659-4562, ext. 1216 or by email


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.

MONDAY (7/30)

l Auditions for Rush County Player's "The Little Rushcals"from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 and 31 at the Rush County 4-H Horse Park, behind the Rush County Highway Department, 1352 E. State Road 44, Rushville. Those auditioning are asked to bring a list of possible conflicts to auditions. Also, parents are asked to stay on-site as their child auditions. Shows are: Sept. 14, 15, and 16. If necessary, rain dates are the following weekend, Sept. 21-23, with all performances at the Gazebo in South Veterans Memorial Park.

TUESDAY (7/31)

l Registration for Rushville Consolidated High School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 and 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Aug. 1.



l All Rush County elementary schools registration, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2.

l RCHS Freshman orientation is 7 p.m. Aug. 1.

FRIDAY (8/3)

l Indiana State Fair runs Aug. 3-19.


l RCHS Class of 92 will hold their 20 year reunion at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 4 at the K of C. Tours of the high school will be held at noon with family time from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park south of the football field. For more information, contact Laura Jessup at 561-2064 or visit the Facebook page.

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 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.

MONDAY (8/6)

l Benjamin Rush Middle School registration, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m., Aug. 6 and 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 7, 1601 N. Sexton St. Information: 932-2968.


l All Rush County Schools Kindergartens Open House, 6 p.m.

FRIDAY (8/10)

l Only kindergarten students attend school Aug. 10.

MONDAY (8/13)

l Rush County Schools first day of school. No Kindergarten Aug. 13. All attend Aug. 14.


l l Indiana amateur radio/ham testing by volunteer examiners in the Rushville area. Test 9 a.m. to noon at the Rushville Public Library. Test given the third Saturday of the months of August and November. Fee $15. Information: Michael Elder 932-3545, e-mail at Test information found with zip code search at


l BRMS Open House from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Taco Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for students and parents. Book fair.



l RCHS Class of '87 Reunion is Labor Day Weekend, Sat. Sept 1, at

the Rushville Elks Golf Course. Go to, Rush County Schools homepage for details!

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 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 ÒTogether We CanÓ 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.