Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hometown 4th of July!

Good afternoon, my it's that time of year again!  Have you ever heard knee high by the 4th of July?  Well, that's what we say in these parts.  Our corn is looking good too! I'm so happy the farmers were able to get their fields plowed.  It was a very wet spring.

I'm linking up with Melissa, here's a few glimpses of my hometown.  I also won her give away, such a great give away.  I won the Happy Homemaker give away and I got lots of goodies.

Centerville, IN was founded in 1814.  It has rich history and many stories are hidden among it's famous arches and antiques. Recently it has been named one of the best small towns in Indiana.  The current population is 2,426. That's one reason why we decided to move back here upon my husband's retirement.  It's a great place that kids can trick or treat!

Nestled in the heart of Wayne County, Centerville has the best schools and it's location to things makes it the best of both worlds.  Richmond is our neighboring town and has a rich history of it's own. We are one hour from Dayton, OH and one hour from Indianapolis.  Cincinatti is about one and a half hours way.  My kids look forward to the Wayne County Fair every year where 4-H students can display their talent and show livestock.

Here's my baby with her photography entry, she got a blue ribbon for her drawing and a Reserve Grand Champion for a school project. 

In our town we honor the Veteran's and our flags our flyin' high!

my daughter and my husband at school for Veteran's Day

Oliver P. Morton House

We preserve our rich history. 

The History Club

Our high school band does well every year.  I used to be in the color guard, I was a flag girl, all 4 years!

Farming is an important part of our community still.  I hope you enjoyed hearing about my little Hometown.  Growing up here made me proud and I'm happy to be raising my kids here now. 

Thanks, Melissa from Huckleberry Prairie for the best give away!  Here's Aunt Ruthies, link for her book perfect for summer.  I love the little clothes pins one says, Eat Pie!

Close-up of the Red, White and Blue Apron!

Have a great 4th of July!



  1. I'm so glad you linked up! You live in such a cute little town! I love it! I'm glad you like your goodies, too. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love your town.
    Small towns may be different in their buildings, history, customs and foods, but the small town people, those are the same all over the world!