Special Events & Festivals

Registering now for Heritage Days Cycling Festival

Registrations are currently being accepted for the Heritage Days Cycling Festival, set for June 18 in Huntington.

The festival’s course is a flat, .65-mile loop with four corners around Huntington’s Northwest Business Park.

‘Chief’ breakfast, parade dates set

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservations for the 48th annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast, as well as entries for the Heritage Days parade.

The breakfast will be held on June 16 at 8 a.m. at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3010 W. Park Drive, Huntington. The reservation deadline is June 9.

The Heritage Days parade will be held on June 18. The theme is “Indiana Celebrating 200 Years” and the official colors are dark blue and gold. The entry deadline is June 3, and only 140 entries will be accepted.

Signing a passort


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cindy Rice (right), of Deal-Rice Funeral Homes, signs a Huntington County Senior Expo passport for Terry Smith (left) and Lucinda Smith, both of Huntington, during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 19, a the Huntington Unversity Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

Expo discussion


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Pharmacist Jon Perkins talks with Joyce Sprunger, of Bluffton, at the CVS Pharmacy booth at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 19, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreaton Complex.

Health department at Expo


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Katrina Harter (right) from the Huntington County Health Department, talks with Steven Roush, of Huntington, during the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 19, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

Collecting some info


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Don Welch, of Marion, and Denny Blake go over some information at the Hoosier Windows & Siding Booth at the Huntignton County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 19, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

Enjoying breakfast


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Enjoying the breakfast sponsored by Sodexo and each other's company at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 19, are (from left) Judy Frischman and Mary Alice and Don Kline. The event was fheld at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

Huntington County Senior Expo rolls around for 12th year May 19

This is the first time Dick Murray has been in charge of planning the Huntington County Senior Expo and, even though he’s attended previous events, says he has been pleasantly surprised by the range of interests represented. He holds the thick binder of instructions for the expo, which will be held on Thursday, May 19, in the Huntington University fieldhouse
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published May 12, 2016.

The Huntington County Senior Expo rolls around next week for its 12th year, bringing with it the food, the entertainment and the information crowds have come to expect each year.

The free event is set for Thursday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Huntington University fieldhouse.

Not much has changed from previous years, notes Dick Murray, who’s in charge of planning this year’s extravaganza. Not much, that is, except Murray himself.

“I’m new and different,” he says with a smile.

Splitting


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Nora McDaniel does the splits in the hobby portion of the Miss Warren Pageant on Saturday evening, May 7, at the Warren Church of Christ. McDaniel was runner-up in the Little Miss Warren portion of the contest.

Miss Warren Pageant


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Olivia Bolinger (left) answers a question posed to her by Hayley Haynes during the Miss Warren Pageant on Saturday evening, May 7, at the Warren Church of Christ. Bolinger went on to win both Miss Photogenic and Miss Warren.

Artists can start creating for this summer’s JeFFFest

The LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing will once again sponsor JeFFFest. 

The event will take place June 19 in downtown Huntington from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will feature “fun food, fabulous music and fine art.”

The art portion of JeFFFest offers artists of all ages the opportunity to create a work on a five-inch by seven-inch canvas. The official JeFFFest canvases can be purchased only at the frame shop, 419 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, during regular business hours from Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Markle fest seeks vendors, paraders

Organizers of the Markle Wildcat Festival are seeking food vendors for the festival as well as parade participants.

The festival will be held June 10 through 12. This year’s theme is “Wild West.”

Applications for both food vendors and parade participants are available online at www.markleindiana.com.

Food vendors will set up at the Markle Park on Friday, June 10, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fireworks will be set off at dusk that evening, but it is not mandatory that food vendors be open during the evening.

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.

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