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‘Y’ School of Music accepting fall enrollments

Students from the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA School of Music, (from left) Lizzie Thomson, Tait Didion and Gregory Miller, perform at a community breakfast last spring. The School of Music is currently accepting enrollees for its fall classes.
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The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s School of Music is currently accepting enrollees for its fall classes.

The School of Music is entering its fourth year and is open to youth and adults. Lessons are available in cello, piano, guitar, viola, violin and voice. The School of Music performs a winter and spring recital each year. Both private lessons and group string sessions will begin the week of Sept. 3.

Drabenstot hails 30 years of restaurant ownership

Jim Drabenstot (right) is the owner of Nick’s Junction, in Roanoke, and recently celebrated 30 years of owning the restaurant. With him is his fiancée, Kristina Wiley, who helps him out at the eatery.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jim Drabenstot has been cooking up good food since he was a “young’un,” working in his dad’s restaurant. Then, 30 years ago in July of 1989, he bought his own place and has been there ever since. That restaurant, Nick’s Junction, located at 4215 E. Station Rd. in Roanoke, has been celebrating that milestone for the past month with specials and freebies for its loyal customers.

Huntington BBQ Fest Aug. 17 at Hier’s Park

The Huntington BBQ Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at Hier’s Park, with events occurring all day. The event is a fund-raiser to feed the hungry.

An all-you-can-eat meal will be served from noon to 6 p.m., consisting of ribs, pulled pork and sides. Hotdogs and hamburgers will also be for sale.

A cornhole tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Live music will begin at noon and go until 6 p.m.

There is a charge for the meal, with discounts for youth 10 and under and free for children under 5 years of age.

Love INC Unity Feast Aug. 18 at Heritage Hall

The Love In the Name of Christ annual Unity Feast will take place Sunday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The dinner celebrates a time of fellowship to demonstrate the unity of local churches through the ministry of Love INC.

The menu consists of pulled pork, hot dogs, sides, dessert and a drink.

The cost of the meal is a free will donation. Proceeds benefit Love INC’s community outreach programs.

Christian initiation classes for adults starts Aug. 14

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 6:15 p.m. in Fr. Gollner Hall at SS. Peter and Paul Caholoic Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington.

The group will meet most Wednesday evenings until May 2020.

RCIA is open to those who are already Catholic and would like to deepen their faith and to non-Catholics who would like to learn more about Catholicism or become Catholic.

There is no obligation to continue once a participant has started the RCIA process.

‘Pay It Forward’ is next movie for Wild Wednesday on Aug. 21 at theater

The Huntington County Council on Aging presents the next Wild Wednesday movie, “Pay It Forward,” on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Huntington 7 Theater.

Wild Wednesday is a morning at the movies. Theater doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the movie starts at 9 a.m.

Announce Senior Center events for next week

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

Monday, Aug. 12
• 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, Aug. 13
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• State Fair trip.

Wednesday, Aug. 14
• 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.

Huntington Catholic School resumes classes next Tuesday

Huntington Catholic School second-grade teacher Mallory Carroll works on making colorful nametags for the new students she is anticipating to be in her classroom when school resumes Tuesday, Aug. 13, for pupils in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Catholic School resumes classes on Tuesday, Aug. 13, for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade.
HCS will observe the following start and end times for the 2019-2020 school year:

Primary Building times are:

• Start time (tardy bell)  – 8 a.m.

• 30-minute delay start – 8:30 a.m.

• Regular dismissal time – 2:45 p.m.

Middle Building times are:

• Start time (tardy bell)  – 7:45 a.m.

• 30-minute delay start – 8:15 a.m.

• Regular dismissal time – 2:45 p.m.

Legion taking Fall Festival Parade entries

American Legion Post 160, in Roanoke, is currently accepting entries for the Roanoke Fall Festival Parade, set for Sept. 7.

Entry forms are available at Post 160, located at 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke. Every parade entry must be registered with Post 160 to participate in the event.

The deadline to register is Aug. 31. Completed entry forms should be mailed to American Legion Post 160, 1122 N. Main St., Box 331, Roanoke, IN 46783.

Open class car, bike, truck show Saturday to raise vet council funds

An open class car, bike and truck show will be raising funds for the Huntington County Veterans Council and Honor Flight on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Hier’s Park, 547 Briant St., in Huntington.

Registration for the event is from 9 a.m. to noon, with awards handed out at 2 p.m.

Dash plaques will be awarded to the first 100 entries. Five trophies will be awarded for cars from the year 2000 and prior and 30 trophies for cars from prior to 2000.

There will also be five trophies awarded for motorcycles.

St. Peter’s First Community Church holding rummage sale Aug. 9-10

St. Peter’s First Community Church is having a rummage sale on Friday, Aug. 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a “sack sale” on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Clothing will not be included in the sale.

The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

Lube-a-Thon donation


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JJ’s Pit Stop on Guilford Street recently held a Lube-a-Thon for Riley Hospital for Children. JJ’s donated a portion of the sales of oil changes to Riley. Pictured is Blake Randall (left), JJ’s Pit Stop manager, presenting a check for $675 to Susan Zahn, a member of the Northeast Indiana Committee for Riley.

Still time to get into Andrews fest parade

The Andrews Summer Festival Lions Parade will be Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 10 a.m. Anyone wishing to march in the parade needs to call Helen Goble at 321-446-5327.

American Steel & Fab opens to public and adds several new services recently

Greg Dill (left) and Nick Christman run The American Steel & Fab Co. in Huntington. The business is opening its doors to the general public this week.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The American Steel & Fab Co. has been around about 1-1/2 years, but this week they are opening their doors to the community and adding some new services.

The welding and fabrication business is located at 880 Harrison St., Huntington, behind Dairy Queen and adjacent to the What’s the Big Dill Outlet. Greg Dill, president, and Nick Christman, co-owner and shop manager, welcome any job, no matter what size.

“We’ve been open since 2018, basically for commercial-type welding,” Dill says. “We’re just now opening up for the general public.”

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