Daugherty, Olinger are December’s Jr. Rotarians

The Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for December are Zach Daugherty (second from left) and Katelynn Olinger (third from left). They are sponsored by Rotarians Bill Miller (left) and Chris Sands (right).
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Zach Daugherty and Katelynn Olinger, both seniors at Huntington North High School, are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for the month of December.

Daugherty is in the Top 25 of the Class of 2019. He participates in baseball, basketball, Operation Impact, National Honor Society and Huntington Youth Leadership.

Daugherty plans to attend Purdue University, in West Lafayette.

He is the son of Chad and Deb Daugherty, of Huntington.

Best pageant family ever

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Kids, broken halos, glitter, lost costumes and harried mothers describe the chaos of “Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” playing at the Pulse Opera House in Warren. Pictured (from left) are actors Hannah DuBois, Abby DuBois, Mark DuBois and Averic Klausing as the Bradley family. Performances remain for Dec. 7 and 8, at 8 p.m. and Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. Reservations may be made online at or by calling 375-7017.

Kroger grant goes to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has announced that the Kroger Foundation has awarded the organization a grant totaling $5,000 to fund processing fees on donated large game and livestock.

Slippery business

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Donald Stanley of 2 Vets Lawn Management prepares to scatter ice melt on the walkways of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 29, following a dusting of snow overnight.

Junior Achievement teaming up with Bendix

Randall Seaman (left) is shown teaching a recent class about career readiness for Junior Achievement. Seaman is a Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems employee and a member of the Huntington County Junior Achievement Board. Bendix provided funding for a series of classes that saw local students get the opportunity to learn from local business men and women about career success.

With the help of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Junior Achievement serving Huntington County, Huntington North High School freshman students have had the opportunity to learn from local business men and women about career success.

Local Knights of Columbus sets pitch-in roadblock for Saturday

Knights of Columbus Council 1014 member Kevin Shipbaugh accepts a donation from a motorist during the KOC’s annual Pitch-In road block last year. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Dec. 1.
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The Knights of Columbus, Huntington Council 1014 will hold its 2018 Pitch-In roadblock on Saturday, Dec. 1, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Intersections covered will be North Jefferson and MacGahan streets, Market Street and the Downtown Mall and South Jefferson and Etna Avenue.

Additionally, there will be a mail campaign.

YMCA sets United Way Day Dec. 1

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is hosting United Way Day in conjunction with its KIM League basketball games on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at the event. During each game, two tickets will be drawn and winners will have the choice between a “swag bag” or a one-month YMCA membership. Winners will then get a chance to make a half-court shot and win a six-month membership to the YMCA.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the United Way of Huntington County.

Children’s Choir concert Dec. 8 at Trinity United Methodist

The Community Choirs of Huntington County will perform in a combined concert Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The Children’s Choir of Huntington County will perform. The Joyful Songsters Choir will also sing during the program. The choir is made up of teens and adults with and without disabilities.

Admission is free.

The church is located at 530 Guilford St., Huntington.

Pleasant Chapel to host breakfast with Santa

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, 880E-1100N, Roanoke, is hosting a breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church.

Along with having a chance to sit and chat with Santa, attendees will also be able to enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, biscuits and gravy and eggs.

There will also be crafts available to make and take.

Remembrance evening at Myers Funeral Home on Dec. 12

Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel is holding an Evening of Holiday Remembrance on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Community members are invited to come and light a remembrance candle for a loved one and take an ornament of remembrance from the funeral home’s Christmas tree.

Light refreshments will be served.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Love In the Name of Christ Food Pantry.

Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel is located at 2901 Guilford St., Huntington.

Red Cross has urgent need for blood and platelets

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to give now to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.
Upcoming blood drives in Huntington are:

• Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, 1160W-500N.

• Dec. 9, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St.

• Dec. 10, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

7th Festival of Trees at Heritage Pointe is Friday

Heritage Pointe of Warren is hosting its seventh annual Festival of Trees on Friday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival is free to attend and will be held in the Calico Lounge on the first floor of the Fults building.
The theme of this year’s festival is “Country Christmas.” On Saturday, attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree.

In addition to the festival, John Williams’ Christmas village will be on display in the Applegate Cove at the chapel.

Blessings in a Backpack food drive to be held at girl’s hoop game Friday

A food drive for Blessings in a Backpack is being held in conjunction with the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball games on Friday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m.

Donations of macaroni and cheese are requested. Monetary donations will be accepted as well. Donations of $1 will entitle one to shoot baskets for candy prizes at halftime.

Information about how to donate and receive a tax credit from Blessings in a Backpack, a 501(c)(3) organization, will be available.

Salamonie Preschool program is on turtles

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Turtles: What Do They Do in the Winter?” program on Dec. 12.

Participants will meet a live turtle and make a craft.

The class will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area in Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including learning letters, crafts, social inter-
action and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Community Link sets account for fire help

Community Link Federal Credit Union has created an account to benefit the family affected by the tragic fire that occurred Sunday, Nov. 25.

Two lives were lost in that fire.

From now until Monday, Dec. 10, CLFCU will match all donations deposited into the fund, up to $2,500. Cash and check donations can be dropped off or mailed to 325 Etna Ave., Huntington, IN 46750. Checks should be made payable to Rebuilding Life Fund.

For questions about this fund-raiser, contact CLFCU at 356-6220.