I am exhausted. Since high school I have heard, “there’s nothing to do here,” about one gajillion times regarding Wayne County. And if I am honest, my younger self probably said it every single weekend, but that was back in the day.

photo supplied: Roxie Deer

Now, I’m old. Not old old, but old enough to know better. Every single day there is something to do. From formal events to casual places to check-out, there is something in Wayne County to do every single day. For every single person.

So Much To Do Here

The Wayne County Weekends Facebook group just posted a bunch of events. You can join it here. Here’s a quick list of upcoming events:

  • First Fridays, August 6, Richmond Depot District
  • Junk in the Trunk, August 14, Cambridge City
  • Jubilee Days, August 20-22, Hagerstown
  • Archway Days, August 27 Maplewood Park, Centerville
  • Canal Days, September 11-12, Cambridge City

And don’t you dare come at me with the, “but I don’t like any of that stuff.” This is just a small list. We have concerts, u-pick flower farms, bike trails, etc.

The Wayne County, Indiana Convention & Tourism Bureau shares more to do here.

photo credit: Jana Angelucci

Here’s the truth

Wayne County is awesome. If you don’t believe me, check out my blog from last year, 8 Reasons I Chose to Call Wayne County Home.  But there is another reason why this place is so awesome, that isn’t included on this list.

The leaders in Wayne County want you to make this your community. And they want you to succeed.

If you have a grand idea, there are people here who will help you make it happen. For example, Alex Painter wanted to recognize the Negros Leagues that are historic to Wayne County. His dreams became a reality with a marker and ceremony recognizing the Leagues.

Or what about Amy and Andy Dudas? They had a dream to create an arts venue for all to use, and a few years later, DIVA (Dudas Inspiration Venue for the Arts) was born.

Do It

If Wayne County is not offering you what you want, all you have to do is take initiative and do it. Ask around, people love to help in this community.

And we want to help. No one single person can carry this entire community on their back. It’s a collaborative effort.

If you want something done, do it.

If you are a young professional, join HYPE Wayne County. Our organization is always looking for fun new ideas that will bring people together.

Wayne County cannot get better until we all own a piece of its story. And if you truly want to it to be better, own it. Build it. Tell the story.

And let’s all start saying, “there are so many great things to do here!”

Roxie Deer

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