Mayor Chuck Fewell
When:Friday, October 7, 2016 2-6-m
Where: Tent behind the Riley Boyhood Home, 250 West Main St, Greenfield, IN
What: Indiana Poet Laureate, Shari Wagoner, and the Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs (ISFPC) will be giving poetry readings of Riley's poetry, and poetry about Riley and Indiana in the tent behind the Riley Boyhood Home. FREE Caramel corn and other pop corn treats to the first 200 people, provided by Just Pop In of Broad Ripple, IN, and FREE hot chocolate, coffee and apple cider provided by Westland Friends Church, Greenfield.
SPONSORED by: ISFPC, Just Pop In and Westland Friends
When:Saturday, October 8, 2016 2pm
Where: In front of the Riley Boyhood Home, 250 West Main St, Greenfield, IN
What: The Indiana State Bicentennial Legacy Project - Reading with Riley - a new bronze statue of Riley, will be unveiled in front of the Riley Boyhood Home. Artist Bill Wolfe, Mayor Chuck Fewell, State Poet Laureate, Shari Wagoner, and other dignitaries will be in attendance. The new statue will be available for pictures after the unveiling. **A special VIP reception (by invitation only - for the statue donors) will commence after the unveiling - until 4pm.
SPONSORED by SoupHerb
When: Sunday, October 9, 2016 2pm
Where: In the tent behind the Riley Boyhood Home, 250 West Main St, Greenfield, IN
What: Wish James Whitcomb Riley a Happy Birthday! Get free Birthday Cake! Listen to a special performance by the Greenfield Community Choir as they serenade Mr. Riley with some songs by Indiana composers. Visit with some of other of Mr. Riley's Hoosier guests.
Hours of Operation:Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
James Whitcomb Riley
Zumba, April 2011