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Veterans Memorial dedicated

A new marker at Huntington’s Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park pays tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in service to our country.
The Killed in Action (KIA) Memorial was commemorated during a Memorial Day weekend ceremony at Memorial Park on May 28.
Legion Riders of Huntington County planned the memorial and raised funding for the project.

IN Indiana tourism campaign announced

Visit Indiana and the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) today launched the ‘IN Indiana’ marketing campaign, a unique effort to tell the Hoosier State’s authentic story.
Visit Indiana has developed an extensive customizable toolkit of resources available free of charge to every business, small town, big city, and destination in the state.
 

Intern joins TAB staff

Claire Butler has joined The TAB as a student intern.
Butler is a Manchester University senior majoring in journalism. She is a South Bend native.
Her duties include reporting, photography and writing articles for the TAB.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to learn more about the Huntington County community, and to work for a newspaper which still values local content,” Butler said.

Lions, VFW honor future military members

Huntington Lions Club, in partnership with the local VFW Post No. 2687, recently recognized and honored five young people who have made the commitment to serve their country in the U. S. Armed Forces.  

A special ceremony took place at the VFW Post where individual recruits were given signature sheets with more than 500 signatures from local individuals thanking them for their willingness to serve their country to help defend the rights and freedoms enjoyed by American citizens.

Area libraries kick off summer reading programs

Summer Reading program “Upside Down for Books” began June 6 and will run through July 23 for children aged two – 12.
Story time with crafts is available on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. for first grade through fifth grade.
Weekly grab and go activity bags and bingo sheets will be provided at the library with registration online. The bingo sheets can be returned weekly to earn prizes.
There will be no program the week of July 4. You can enroll online at Roanoke.lib.in.us
For more information call 672-2989.

Summer events make Huntington place to be

There are numerous events around Huntington this summer to enjoy.

• Yoga in the park will be held from 6 – 7 p.m. each Tuesday in June at Memorial Park. Call 358-2323, X2502 for more information.

• Music in the City is a free show on the second Saturday of the month May through September from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Huntington Courthouse with the next one being June 11.

• Toddler Tuesday has sensory bins throughout Hier’s Park for kids to explore from 10 – 11 p.m. on June 11.

Y summer programs offer something for everyone

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA offers a variety of programs for community members and YMCA members throughout the summer months.
From sports to building a stronger faith, there are activities for all ages.
Those with Medicare and supplement insurance may qualify for a free YMCA membership through their supplement insurance.
Focusing on aquatics open to the community, swim lessons are offered with various classes ranging from parent/tot with 6-month old’s up to children aged 13.

Erie Band to play

The Huntington Community Erie Band will give its first concert of the season June 16, at 7 p.m., in Rotary Park in downtown Huntington. The band is directed by Thain Campbell.
Also performing will be The Lime City Brass and Club Saxes.  

Audience members should bring lawn chairs.
This is the band’s 107th year. It started in 1915 as the Erie Railroad Band.

Huntington native to compete in Miss Indiana contest

Huntington native Bailey Godfrey will compete for the chance to win more than $45,000 in scholarships at the 2022 Miss Indiana Scholarship Competition this month.

The Miss Indiana pageant is a preliminary competition to the annual Miss America pageant.
Earlier this year, Godfrey was crowned Miss Hoosier Heritage.
Godfrey will compete against 35 other young women at the Miss Indiana pageant in Zionsville. For the talent part of the pageant, she will perform a flute solo.

Salamonie hosts annual youth fishing derby

Salamonie State Park had its annual fishing derby at the Wildlife Management Pond June 4.
The derby has taken place for more than 20 years and allows for a friendly competition for kids.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Service Naturalist Eva Webb said, “The goal is to have fun and learn about fishing.”
Salamonie State Park provided bait, including red worms and night crawlers. State Park staff were available to help bait the hook.