Special Events & Festivals

Santa Claus set for double duty in county

Santa Claus, shown here reading a list of Christmas wishes presented to him by Ryleigh Whitaker during a visit to the Knight Bergman Center in Warren last year, will make his first official apearance in the county on Friday night, Nov. 23, to light the Warren Christmas tree and hear more wishes at the KBC.
TAB file photo.

The official word is out – Santa Claus is making a visit to Huntington County in a big way this weekend, during both the Winter Warrenland and Huntington’s Christmas in the City events.

He’ll make his first stop Friday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m., arriving at the center of Warren, 132 N. Wayne St., in a horse-drawn wagon decorated in Christmas finery. He’ll have an escort courtesy of the Warren Fire Department.

Christmas at the Forks fund-raiser is Dec. 1-2

The 14th annual Christmas at the Forks returns to the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2. This community goodwill event raises funds to benefit the school tours program and other activities at the Forks. Volunteers are currently enlisting sponsors and decorators for the event.

Gingerbread competition


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Loren (back) and Mallory Gifford check out a gingerbread house at the Knight Bergman Center in Warren during the Holiday Walk &
Festival of Trees on Friday evening, Nov. 16.

Christmas entertainment at new park pavilion


Photo by Scott Trauner.

A saxophone group plays Christmas music at the new Riverside Park pavilion in Warren during the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees on Friday night, Nov. 16. Playing are (from left) Barry Jamison, soprano saxophone; Tom McElhaney, alto saxophone; Ralph Gordon, alto saxophone; Chris Whitacre, tenor saxophone; Bridget Parker, tenor saxophone; and Scot Shaffer, baritone saxophone.

Cornstalk Christmas Tree


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jarrod Hahn, of Keystone, checks over the cornstalk Christmas Tree made by employees of Nutrien Ag Solutions of Warren at the Holiday Walk & Festival of trees in Warren on Friday night, Nov. 16.

Christmas in City set for Nov. 24 in Huntington

Featuring children’s activities, a visit by Santa Claus and a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas in the City will take place in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov 24.

Children’s activities will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will be located in the third block of the downtown area. The activities will include free camel, pony and train rides, a petting zoo, face painting in the 5th Parlour and ornament painting in Giggabuggy, the latter which will have a small fee.

Riverview Middle School Veterans Day program

The Riverview Middle School choir performs at the school’s Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12. The program featured performances by the school’s choir and band, plus speeches by a series of speakers.

Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees Friday in Warren

Ellyanna Heim (left) and her sister, Adelyn, check out the gingerbread houses decorated and displayed for competition at the Knight Bergman Center last year during the Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees in Warren. The event will be held again this year on Friday night, Nov. 16. The children are the daughters of Josh and Kari Heim, of Warren.
TAB file photo.

The first of two holiday events in Warren in the next two weeks takes place Friday night, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., when Historic Warren presents the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees.

Much of the event is centered on downtown Warren, with the Warren Public Library and the Knight Bergman Center also being involved.

County vets to be among those featured on TV program tonight

Leo Scheer, a resident at Heritage Pointe of Huntington, tries on virtual reality goggles showing a tour of the Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., and veterans memorial monuments. He, along with co-resident veterans Bill Jones and Bob Gernand, will be featured in a program to be shown tonight, Monday, Nov. 12, on WANE-TV.
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Some of Huntington’s most distinguished military veterans will be featured in an upcoming television program honoring Northeast Indiana’s veterans.

Leo Scheer, Bob Gernand and Bill Jones, all residents of Heritage Pointe of Huntington, were the stars of a video shoot that took place Oct. 31, according to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana Board Member Michael Thena. The trio are part of several area veterans who will be featured in “Veterans Voices of Northeast Indiana: Honoring Those Who Serve,” which will air on WANE-TV tonight, Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.

Waving on high


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Andrews Elementary School students perform a dance number using American flags as props during a Veterans Day program held at the school on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Huntington North honors veterans


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (left) was the keynote speaker at the Huntington North High School Veterans Day program on Friday morning, Nov. 9. Listening at right are Joel (middle) and Margaret Roush, the son and daughter-in-law of the late J. Edward Roush, eight-term United States Representative, who was metioned by Fetters in his speech about Huntington County “kids” who grew up to serve in the military and become heroes.

Feeding vets


Photo by Scott Trauner.

United States Air Force veteran Randy Walter gets served breakfast by (front right) Capt. Malcom Jones, of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department, and Det. Matt Teusch, of the Indiana State Police, at the Huntington County Sheriff's Department Veterans Day Breakfast on Sunday morning, Nov. 11, at VFW Post 2689. The annual event is free to all veterans and their families.

National Anthem


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sandy Funk (front) sings the National Anthem at the Veterans Memorial Service at Memorial Park in Huntington on Saturday morning, Nov. 10. Huntington County Veterans Service Officer Tim Eckert (left) and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters are in the background.

Veterans Day Parade


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of American Legion Post 7 are bundled up against the cold Saturday morning, Sept 10, as the Veterans Day Parade in Huntington County makes its way to Memorial Park.

Christmas in City set for downtown Huntington Nov. 24

Christmas in the City will take place in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Children can enjoy fun activities from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa Claus and tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park.

Children’s activities will be located on Jefferson Street in the third block of the downtown area. The tree lighting ceremony will follow when Santa arrives on a fire truck.

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