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Spring Fling comes to downtown Huntington

Photo by Katelynn Farley

Huntington locals had the opportunity to participate in “Spring Fling” on Saturday, April 10, a downtown event featuring food trucks such as Twisted Smoke BBQ and Kona Ice, live entertainment at The Party Shop and shopping opportunities at area businesses.  Featured, Mayor Richard Strick (left) chooses baked goods from Simply Sweet Bakery. He was assisted by bakery owner Allison Caley (center) as well as Bob Caley (right).

Salvation Army to partner with Farmers to Families on April 17

The Salvation Army, along with Farmers to Families, will be hosting a drive-thru pantry event on Saturday, April 17, from noon to 2 p.m.

The event will take place at Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan St., Huntington. Food boxes will be available for the first 700 families present.

Questions may be directed to 356-3485.


Kids Kampus celebrating

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, the only National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited center in Huntington County, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child.

NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child celebrates early learning, young children, teachers, families and communities.  

Carrillo uses local helpers for mural

Local volunteers (from left) Ashley Myers, Lydia Wolfe and Vera Wolfe assist Artist America Carrillo with her newest Huntington mural located at 500 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

America Carrillo, Huntington native and artist, recently began her newest mural project in downtown Huntington. Located on a building at 500 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, Carrillo’s mural of bright colors and designs is set around the theme “Yes You Can.”

“There’s a lot of things that I have to say. This ‘Yes You Can’ concept is one thing that I have to say,” Carrillo said. “I could put a million things on that wall, but this is what’s been really prominent in my life and inspiring me.”

Alicia Pyle & Friends to play debut event at supper club

Honeywell Arts & Entertainment will partner with Alicia Pyle & Friends for a debut event on Tuesday, April 13. Featured, Pyle plays piano.
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Honeywell Arts & Entertainment will partner with Alicia Pyle & Friends for a debut event Eagles Ballroom Supper Club. on Tuesday, April 13, starting at 5 p.m.

Located in the Parkview Ballroom of Eagles Theatre, guests will gather for an upscale, chef-attended buffet followed by classic standards performed by Alicia Pyle & Friends.

Alicia Pyle & Friends is Latin and funk grooves thrown in the mix of classical music and combined with elements of jazz and rock along with original compositions.  

Science Central to offer up a variety of camps for children

Science Central is offering a variety of camps for children this summer.

The first three days of a camp, the children will have an on-site camp experience. The building will be closed to the public on those days, making it easier to maintain social distancing throughout the camp.

For each camp’s final two days, on Thursday and Friday, children will receive activity kits to complete at home. Science Central educators will be available to meet with campers virtually to answer any questions they might have.

HU show open to the public

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Huntington University announced that they are opening their presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella to the general public. Tickets can be purchased at The show may also be streamed live for a fee via Performances are April 15 through 17 at 7:30 p.m. An afternoon showing will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.

USDA announces partnership funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced on Monday, April 5, the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.

The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and put greater emphasis on outreach to small and socially disadvantaged producers impacted by the pandemic.

The Women of the Moose met

The Women of the Moose have held several meetings recently, each resulting in plenty of information to share.

During its Tuesday, March 23, meeting, plans were made for a silent auction that was held on Wednesday, March 31.

They reported that the St. Paddy’s supper of Shepherds Pie and green Rice Krispies Treats was successful and that the raffle baskets that are being sold to earn money for the group’s trip to International in June have gone well.

Several area announcements

2021 Alumni banquet postponed
The Huntington County 2021 Alumni Banquet for Jefferson Township High School was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 1.

This event has been postponed until Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Contact Betty Brinneman at 358-7709 with any question.

Vaccine clinic hours updated
The Huntington County Health Department has released the following information regarding the local COVID-19 vaccine clinic:

Connections Academy enrolling students now

Indiana Connections Academy, a tuition-free full-time public virtual school, is now enrolling students in grades K–12 for the 2021–22 school year.

Indiana Connections Academy provides students with the continuous support of teachers and curriculum that focuses on both academics and social-emotional learning, while helping them gain the skills and confidence they need to thrive in a changing world.