Annual Christmas Tea at Trinity UMC on Dec. 12

The Roxy Lefforge United Methodist Women will sponsor the annual Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The program will feature award-winning Joni Killian along with her husband and students from the Huntington University music program. Killian has performed across the United States and Canada and has performed in operas and musicals.

After the music, tea, coffee, wassail and finger foods and sweets will be served downstairs in the decorated dining hall. The tea will be completed by 3 p.m.

Pleasant Chapel invites all to b-fast with Santa

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church invites the community to have breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the church basement.

Santa will be available for pictures. Crafts will be available. Breakfast will include biscuits and gravy, eggs, pancakes, sausage and bacon.

A freewill donation will be accepted.

The church is located at 880E-1100N, Roanoke. For more information, call 519-5324.

Community choirs at next Evensong concert

The Trinity Evensong Concert Series unites with the Community Choirs of Huntington County to present “From Darkness to Light: A Program of Lessons and Carols” on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St., Huntington.

Historic Forks of Wabash hosting second Desserts by Candlelight

Liz Sanders works on a Christmas decoration in preparation for the Historic Forks of the Wabash’s second Desserts by Candlelight event coming up Dec. 20 and 21 at the park’s Richardville House. Seasonal desserts of the early 1800s will be featured at the fund-raiser.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Historic Forks of the Wabash is hosting its second Desserts by Candlelight at the restored home of Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. each night and last until 9 p.m.

The white frame house, built by Richardville in 1833 in preparation for treaty negotiations with the U.S. government, will be decorated for the holidays. An array of desserts appropriate to the time and season, eggnog and wassail will be served. Live music will also entertain guests.

Huntington North Music Department to present winter concert Dec. 13-14

The Huntington North High School Music Department will present its winter concert on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m.

Those participating in the performance include the combined choirs, combined concert bands, jazz band and mass ensemble.

The program will be held in the high school auditorium. To attend the winter concert enter Door 28. Admission is charged.

Andrews library has Christmas events lined up

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library welcomes the holidays with a line-up of Christmas crafts and events.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. adults can make a fabric-covered holiday wreath at the library's Craft Corner workshop. Participants can choose from a variety of fabrics and embellishments to personalize their wreath. Registration is requested and a fee is charged for this workshop. Light refreshments will be served.

Evangelical choir to do Christmas musical

The Evangelical Community Christmas Choir will present “We’re Glad You Came” on Dec. 12, 13 and 15. Members of the choir are (first row from left) Melina Ashley, Patty Jacobs, Linda Hall, Vickie Kiefer, Phyllis Pieper, Nicole Johnson and Courtney Byerly; (second row from left) Myra Sturm, Nondus Christman, Norma Fisher and Susan Clark; and (back row from left) Dave Kaylor, Ben Hoffman, Gerald Moreland, Pat Thompson, Matt Stephenson, Adam Drummond, Mark Kiefer and Mark Swing. Not pictured are Marti Lundy and Brittney Stephan.
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The Evangelical Community Christmas Choir will present the Christmas musical “We’re Glad You Came, A Musical Celebration of the Savior’s Birth,” on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

All performances are at Evangelical United Meth-odist Church, 1000 Flax-mill Rd., in Huntington. This is the seventh year the community choir will be performing a Christmas musical.

Blessings in a Backpack to have fund-raiser at boys’ hoop games

Blessings in a Backpack will conduct a fund-raiser drive on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball games.

Donations and 16-ounce jars of peanut butter will be collected beginning at 6 p.m., during both the junior varsity and varsity games.

Donations will support elementary school students in Huntington County who receive Blessings in a Backpack items each weekend.

Those writing checks are asked to note in the memo line that it is for Huntington schools.

Candy shop opens downtown

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Little Sweets Spot officially opens Saturday, Nov. 30, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as a store full of customers and well-wishers stand by. Marking the occasion are (from left) Huntington Mayor-Elect Richard Strick, owners Tim Savage and Misty Savage, Mayor Brooks Fetters and Sonya Foraker of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Board. The store is located at 315 N. Jefferson St.

Announce Senior Center events for coming week of Dec. 9 to 13

Here is a listing of events happening in December at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Dec. 9
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 10
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• December Senior party.

Wednesday, Dec. 11
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A ways up

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A crew from Horvath Communications attaches sections of a 240-foot communications tower being erected on property owned by Rupley Farm Equipment just over the Huntington County line on Monday, Dec. 2. At this point in time, workers were about 120 feet in the air.

Lions support Roanoke library

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The Roanoke Lions Club recently made a donation to the Roanoke Public Library. The donated funds were raised through Lions Club activities over the summer. Pictured are (from left) Sara Perkins, member, Lions Club; Celia Bandelier, director, Roanoke Public Library; and James Vachon, member, Lions Club.

LARE application deadlines moved back to Jan. 15

The deadline for submitting Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) applications has changed to Jan. 15, 2020, which differs from the date from previous years.

The LARE program strives to protect and enhance aquatic habitat for fish and wildlife while ensuring the continued viability of Indiana’s publicly accessible lakes, rivers and streams. The program accomplishes this through measures that reduce non-point sediment and nutrient pollution.

Cancer Services to be topic of next Lunch and Learn session

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will be the topic of the next Lunch and Learn session at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hollie Dove, outreach coordinator for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, will be speaking about the organization. Cancer Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing meaningful resources, information and compassionate assistance.

First Fed parent to have special cash dividend to be paid on Dec. 26

Northeast Indiana Bancorp Inc., (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced that its board of directors has declared a special cash dividend of 75 cents per share on the company’s common stock.

The record date will be Dec. 12, 2019, and the payment date will be Dec. 26, 2019.