Special Events & Festivals

Salamonie Summer Festival seeks festival vendors

The Salamonie Summer Festival committee is seeking marketplace vendors to take part in the festival, which will be held the weekend of July 4.

Anyone who deals in antiques, crafts, collectibles, flea market items, hobby items or home party items may participate.

Spaces start at 10 feet by 10 feet, with larger spaces available. Cargo trailers are allowed as long as they open from the side to display items. Electrical service is available on a first come, first served basis.

12th annual Senior Expo set for May 19

The Huntington County Council on Aging announces its 12th annual Huntington County Senior EXPO, on Thursday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Huntington University Merillat Complex Fieldhouse.

The event seeks to connect Seniors with important businesses and services in Huntington and the surrounding areas.

The EXPO features entertainment, a food court and breakfast, lunch and snacks served at no charge. Door prizes will also be given away and exhibitors will have giveaways at their booths.

On the hunt


Photo by Ehren Wynder.

Rebecca Brown, 5, of Huntington, collects another egg for her already substantial basket during the Salvation Army Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Park on Saturday, March 26. Some of the eggs also contained tickets that kids could redeem for special prizes.

Stories for Easter


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Library staff member Jan Perkins leads children in songs and stories during the Easter story time on Saturday, March 19, at the Huntington branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. After the stories, the children lined up to have their pictures taken with the Easter bunny.

Getting acquainted


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Torilynn Austin, 1, checks out the Easter bunny while her father, Michael Austin, of Huntington, holds her for a photo moment during the Baby Bunny Bash on Wednesday, March 23, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Children listened to stories, then lined up to have their pictures taken with the bunny.

Got another one


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kyler Fishbaugh, 5, places another egg in his basket during the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26.

Charging off


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Eli Aselt, 4, of Huntington, the son of Chris and Brittany Aselt, charges off in search of more Easter eggs during the American Legion Post 160 Easter Egg Hunt in Roanoke on Saturday, March 26.

Sorting it out


Photo by Steve Clark.

Skylar Bass (left) watches intently as his father, Weslee, sorts the candy out of the Easter eggs he collected in the aftermath of a hunt conducted at the Knight Bergman Center, in Warren, on Saturday, March 26. Salamonie Active Men sponsored the event.

Egg decorating


Photo by Steve Clark.

Audrey Bledsoe (left) decorates an Easter egg with some help from her grandmother, Carol Bledsoe, during an egg-decorating day at the Huntington branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Friday, March 25.

Northview egg hunt March 26

Northview Church of Christ will host a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 26, at 11 a.m.

The event is open to children from birth through fifth grade.

The church is located at 2900 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Egg hunt March 26 at First Freewill

The First Freewill Baptist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt for children on Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m.

All children are invited to attend for an afternoon of activities.

The First Freewill Baptist Church is located at 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington.

I know they're here somewhere


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Samuel Almdale, 2, looks for eggs during the Markle Commulnity Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19, at the Markle Fish and Game Club Park.

Hello, Mr. Bunny


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lillian Federspiel (right) is all smiles as she meets the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 19, at the Markle Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Markle Fish and Game Club Park.

And they're off ...


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Zanesville Lions Club held its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 12. Heading out among the youngest children are (from left) Zayah Hurst, 3, and her cousins, Alex Bodenheimer, 2, and Aria Bondehemer, 3. Hurst is the daughter of Atira Hurst and the Bodenheimers are the children of Doug and Alicia Bodenheimer. All are from Yoder.

Easter Bunny and Easter crafts coming up at Huntington library

A visit and story by the Easter Bunny and an egg decorating craft will welcome the spring season at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

To usher in the season, the Huntington library will host a visit by the Easter Bunny itself, as well as an egg decorating craft. The Easter Bunny will visit to tell a story to children and families of all ages on March 19, at 1:30 p.m. Make sure to take a camera, as the bunny will pose for photos afterward.

Christmas crafting


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Bridgette Metz (left) gets some help from Marcus McCord on a Christmas craft project at the Andrews Christmas Celebration on Saturday evening, Dec. 12, at the Andrews Town Hall. The free event, sponsored by the Andrews Summer Festival Committee, included photos with Santa, refreshments, a bake sale and Music by Chase.

Everyone loves Santa Claus


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Mary Snyder, 88, of Andrews, tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas on Saturday night, Dec. 12, at the Andrews Christmas Celebration at the Andrews Town Hall. The Andrews Summer Festival Committee sponsored the free celebration, which included photos with Santa, children's crafts, refreshments, a bake sale and an ugly sweater contest.

Andrews Christmas Celebration Saturday, Dec. 12, in town hall

The Andrews Summer Festival Committee will host its annual Christmas Celebration Saturday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Andrews Town Hall.

This is the second time that the Andrews Summer Festival Committee will be hosting the event.

“Everybody does their own thing,” said committee member Kathy Gamble. “The fire department does Halloween, so we figured this would be our job.”
Gamble says the Christmas Celebration had a great turnout last year, and that she predicts the same for this year.

Zanesville churches, Lions Club to have several Christmas events

Zanesville Community Church of God will have a traditional Christmas dinner served by the Church of God ladies on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.

All are welcome to attend. The main course will be ham with vegetables, salads, desserts and drinks.

There will be a free will offering taken, which will go to H.O.P.E. Closet for supplies for those who need them.

Tough decision


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Maxine Firnhaver, of Huntington, checks out some of the decorated trees before casting her votes in the Christmas at the Forks fund-raiser at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5.

Handmade Market


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Looking over ornaments at the Handmade Market at the Christmas in Our Town celebration in Markle on Saturday, Dec. 5, are (from left) Vonell Prrsifull, of Ossian; Lucas Welch, of Ossian; and Jenny Welch, of Ossian.

Let's see ...


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kylee Nevius (left), 8, of Markle, sits on Santa's lap and tells him what she wants for Christmas during the Christmas in Our Town event on Saturday, Dec. 5. She is the daughter of Chris and Anmber Nevius.

Serious discussion


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

David Gerber (right), 8, of Fort Wayne, is also business as he tells Santa Claus what he wants for Christmas during the Christmas in Our Town celebration on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Present from Santa


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Santa Claus (right) passes out candy canes to Sophia Mason (left), 5, and her brother, Noah Mason, 2, during the Christimas in Out Town event on Saturday, Dec. 5, in Markle.

It's all good


Photo by Steve Clark.

Young Wyatt Shockney even has fun with the ribbon of a small gift during the Christmas in the Village event in Roanoke on Friday night, Dec. 4.

A moment with Santa


Photo by Steve Clark.

Grace McClellan (left) sits on Santa's lap and tells him and Mrs. Claus what she would like for this Christmas during the Christmas in the Village celebration in downtown Roanoke on Friday night, Dec. 4.

Greeting the crowd


Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus greets a crowd of children awaiting his arrival in downtown Roanoke on Friday night, Dec. 4, as part of the Christmas in the Village celebration.

Santa arrives in Roanoke


Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus (right) and Mrs. Claus arrive in Roanoke via fire engine on Friday night, Dec. 4, to start the Christmas in the Village celebration.

Arrival of Santa kicks off Roanoke’s Christmas in the Village Dec. 4-5

Chloe North, 8, of Roanoke (left) tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas at the Roanoke Public Library during the 2014 Christmas in the Village event in Roanoke. This year’s celebration is set for Dec. 4 and 5.
TAB file photo.

The arrival of Santa Claus kicks off Christmas in the Village, a Christmas event in Roanoke running from Friday, Dec. 4, to Saturday, Dec. 5.

St. Nick will roll into town in grand fashion, riding a fire truck to the Roanoke Public Library, with his arrival set for 6 p.m. on Friday. Before entering the library, Santa will sing Christmas carols with the crowd and then lead the lighting of the town lights.

Markle Christmas in ‘Our Town’ this weekend

Earlynn Worster (left), of Markle, discusses products for sale with Nadean Brown in Nadean’s Bake Shop in downtown Markle during the 2014 Christmas in “Our Town” celebration. This year’s event will be held on Dec. 5 and 6.
TAB file photo.

The small town of Markle is doing up Christmas in a big way, with its Christmas in “Our Town” celebration kicking off the holiday month on Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6. Activities include shopping, a live nativity scene and breakfast with Santa.

Event organizer Linda Beck of the Markle Chamber of Commerce says the excitement over the festival has increased this year with some new events on the schedule.

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