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Our History

During the years of 1960-1961, Ruth Woods, a member of the Mission Committee of the First Methodist Church in Richwood, realized the need for a meeting place for fellowship, activities, meals, & housing. Through the organization of several meetings, fundraising events, & community involvement, the Richwood Civic Center became a reality in 1962.

In honor of Ruth Woods, the village of Richwood is home to the annual RuthWoods 5k run, which is a fundraising event initiated by former board president & our local chiropractor, Dr. Dean Gray.

The Richwood Civic Center continues to honor the legacy of our founder by providing activities & advocacy.

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Above: Ruth Woods, founder of The Richwood Civic Center.


Mission Statement

The Richwood Civic Center is a vital, community-based, non-profit organization commited to providing for the well-being & growth of families & individuals through activities, education, & resources.


Membership to the Richwood Civic Center is necessary to participate in most  programs or activities, & becoming a member will entitle you to discounts, special entries into giveaways, & other perks.

An annual membership is $20 for an individual, and $25 for a couple.

Membership renewal is July 1st; new members may sign up at any time.

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