Special Events & Festivals

Sharing his mission

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Captain Chad McGinnis, retired chaplain of the Illinois Army National Guard, shares stories from his 21 years of service during the Huntington University Foundation’s breakfast on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. Foundation members honored active duty military personnel and veterans during the breakfast.

Holiday season arrives in Warren on Friday

Jay Walters drives a horse-drawn wagon through a downtown Warren street during last year’s Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees. Horse-drawn wagon rides will again be offered at this year’s event, which takes place on Friday evening, Nov. 21.
TAB file photo.

The holiday season arrives in Warren this Friday, Nov. 21, with the annual Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees.

Visitors are invited to stroll downtown Warren, sampling holiday goodies, including hot drinks, offered by area businesses and organizations. They can also vote for their favorite decorated tree, with votes accepted at the site of the tree or in the Town Annex.

Activities will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All eyes on the flag

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Students, teachers and guests of Lancaster Elementary School stand at attention as members of American Legion Post 85 raise the flag in front of the school on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. The students invited veterans to be their guests at a breakfast before the ceremony, and six of the veterans remained at the school after the ceremony to talk to students about their experiences while serving in the military.

Voice of experience

Photo by Joni Knott.

Ninety-four-year-old Dean Gressley, a veteran of World War II, tells the story of his service in the United States Navy during a Veterans Day program on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Horace Mann Apartments.

Patriotic performance

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

As music teacher Connie Holzheuer accompanies on keyboard, the Flint Springs Elementary School Falconeers sing a patriotic song during an all-school convocation to honor veterans on Friday, Nov. 7. Veterans of every branch of military service attended the program.

Remembering the county’s veterans

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Bruce Stanton, the Huntington County veterans service officer, addresses the crowd during a flag-raising and veterans remembrance ceremony held on the Huntington County Courthouse lawn Saturday, Nov. 8, in Huntington, as part of Veterans Appreciation Day.

Company Singers

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Company Singers perform in vintage military uniforms during the flag-raising and veterans remembrance ceremony held on the Huntington County Courthouse lawn Saturday, Nov. 8. Singing are (from left) John Eger, Rick Henly, Gib Young and Rich McConnell. In the background is Dave Tilden.

Patriotic singers

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The music ministry of Christian Life Tabernacle sings "God Bless the USA" aboard a float in the Huntington County Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 8 in Huntington.

Color guard

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Boy Scout Troop 637 and Cub Scout Pack 3607 provide the color guard, marching down North Jefferson Street in Huntington in the Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 8.

Raising the flag

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The American Legion Post 85 honor guard raises a new flag over the grounds of Central Living Apartments in downtown Huntington during a ceremony held Saturday, Nov. 8. The flag was presented by the Post 85 Ladies Auxiliary and the post erected the flagpole at the apartments.