Special Events & Festivals

Free, fun and informative, Senior Expo gets set for 15th incarnation

Pharmacist Robin Baker literally makes a point with J.R. Cramer, of Huntington, at the Walgreen’s booth at last year’s Huntington County Senior Expo at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Recreation Center. This year’s event takes place Thursday, May 23, again at Huntington University.
TAB file photo.

The operative words are “free, “fun” and “informative” when the Huntington County Council on Aging presents its 15th annual Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Center.
Featuring free admission, the expo includes free breakfast, free lunch and free snacks, encouraging visitors to stick around for a while to experience some fun and get some information.

Planning underway for Heritage Days’ JeFFFest

Sophia (left) and Olivia Kemp (center) check out some previous JeFFFest artwork with their mom Sarah Kemp prior to purchasing their canvases for this year’s event. The official JeFFFest canvases are now available at Four Corners Custom Framing.
Photo provided.

The LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing, sponsors of JeFFFest, have begun plans for the annual event, this year scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Huntington.

The family-friendly community event gets its name from Jefferson Street, where the festivities take place, along with the “Fabulous Music, Fun Food and Fine Art” available at the event.

Good Friday sermon

Photo by Steve Clark.

Rev. Steve Durrwachter (right) gives a sermon at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s Good Friday Breakfast on Friday, April 19. In addition to Durrwachter’s sermon and a breakfast provided by Amanda Williams, the Y Strings Team performed several pieces of music at the event.


Photo by Steve Clark.

A variety of children run out to grab Easter eggs at the start of the Andrews Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, at the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.

Roughley finds 'Commander's Golden Egg' at Roanoke Easter Egg Hunt

American Legion Post 160 Commander Michelle Amick (left) holds the grand prize - a well-stuffed Easter basket - won by Aiden Roughley at the post's annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 20.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Aiden Roughley, of Roanoke, won a special Easter basket for finding the “Commander’s Golden Egg” at the Roanoke American Legion Post 160 Ester Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20.

Twelve other children also won prizes at the hunt as there were four age groups, with three winners in each group.

Gianna McClure won first place in the 0-3 age group, with Nola Frame second and Kinley Kuehnert taking third.

Luke Dolby won the 4-6 age group, with Kynsington Rodgers taking second and Lily Arset taking third.

Stations of the Cross

Photo by Steve Clark.

Roy King (right) nails a sin that he wrote on a slip of paper onto a cross while Don Cox looks on at the Stations of the Cross event on Good Friday, April 19, at the Huntington University Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Bunny pals

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ava Bailey, 6, of Markle, shows her reaction after climbing on the lap of the Easter Bunny, who made an appearance Friday, April 12, at the Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Ava is the daughter of Jen and Eric Bailey.

Listing Holy Week, Easter services

The following is a listing of area Holy Week and Easter services:

Area churches, including College Park United Brethren, Dillman United Brethren, New Hope United Brethren and The Well United Brethren
April 19 – Good Friday Stations of the Cross self-paced walk held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Merillat Centre, Huntington University.

Calvary United Methodist Church
1725N-900W, Huntington (Bippus)
April 21 – Easter service at 10 a.m.

Northview CofC egg hunt set for Saturday

Northview Church of Christ will have its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. for ages birth through fifth grade.

Participants should bring a basket to collect their candy. Hot dogs and chips will be provided for an after-hunt treat.

Families are welcome to join in on the day. The church is located at 2900 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Open carefully

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kade Schroeder, 7, carefully opens the Easter eggs he collected at the annul Zanesville Liions Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, at the Zanesville United Methodist Church. The event was sponsored by the Zanesville Lions Club. Schroeder is the son of Kirsten Schroeder.

TAB to publish list of Holy Week and Easter services in April 18 edition

The Huntington County TAB will publish a list of special Holy Week and Easter church services in its April 18 edition.

Area churches are invited to send their services information by email to tabnewsroom@comcast.net, by fax to 356-1177 or bring it by The TAB office at 1670 Etna Ave.

The deadline to include services is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12.

For more information contact The TAB at 356-1107 or email tabnewsroom@comcast.net.

Heritage Days will again have pair of vehicle shows this year

Heritage Days will once again include two vehicle shows as a part of the celebration for 2019.

A downtown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, sponsored by MetroNet, will be held Friday evening, June 21, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, June 22, at Huntington North High School from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Gerdau Huntington Facility is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2019.

EXPO talk

Photo by Steve Clark.

John Nelson (right) of Edward Jones, talks with Deb Henline (left) and Diane Biggers during the Huntington County Business EXPO/ArtsExpress on Saturday, March 16, at the Huntington University Fieldhouse.

Admiring the artwork

Photo by Steve Clark.

Deb Henline (left) and Dianne Biggers look at some of the art on display at the Huntington County Business EXPO/Arts Express on Saturday, March 16, at the Huntington University Fieldhouse.


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Roanoke Rhythm, under the direction of music teacher Barry Jamison, performs at the Huntington County Busienss EXPO/ArtsExpress on Saturday, March 16, at the Huntington University Fieldhouse.