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Christmas fun

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Roanoke Elementary School Principal Jami Craft appeared as an Elf on the Shelf in different places around the school each morning the week before Christmas break so that the students could find her.

HCCSC announces winners of annual Christmas card contest

Five Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) students have been selected as the winners of the corporation’s annual Christmas card cover design contest, with two winners coming from Riverview Middle School and one winner coming from each of Crestview Middle School, Lincoln Elementary School and Salamonie Elementary School.

Christmas Sweater Day

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Roanoke Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Kriston Hosler purchased a double sweater and had the twins in her room try it on for Christmas Sweater Day. Pictured are Alex (left) and Allen Kuhns wearing the sweater.

Salamonie participates in Silver Package Project

Salamonie School recently participated in a Silver Package Project to benefit children in need. Featured are students from Marci Roller’s third grade class showing their Silver Package donations.
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The students at Salamonie Elementary School participated in a special project for the holiday season.

During their class counseling lessons with Counselor Melinda Huber, students listened to the story “Silver Packages” by Cynthia Rylant. This is the true story of the Christmas train, which began running in the Appalachian Mountains in 1943.

Forks of the Wabash shares winners of Festival of Trees

On Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, community members were able to vote on their favorite sponsored trees and wreaths at the Christmas at the Forks event. Featured is the Pathfinders Kids Kampus tree, depicting several Toy Story characters.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, the Forks of the Wabash Museum hosted its annual Christmas at the Forks event. The day began with Breakfast with Santa that was sponsored by Continental Structure Plastics and served by the Optimist Club.

Following the breakfast, the Festival of Trees began. Along with the 15 trees and eight wreaths that were on display, the Miami Nation from Fort Wayne decorated the Chief Richardville House and had tours.

Christmas Eve services coming up in Huntington County

The TAB has compiled a list of area Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services, which are listed below by location and time. All service dates will be Friday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise specified.


St. Mary Catholic Church – Children’s Mass at 4 p.m. will feature the children’s choir singing and the use of incense. Midnight Mass will also take place at 12 a.m. Located at 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Salamonie students win card contest

Kindergarten through second grade students at Salamonie School were recently able to participate in a Christmas Card Contest. Featured (front row, from left) are contest winners Wyatt Blair, Nora Colclasure, Lillie Leazier, Macie Richardson and Trey Shenefield, with (back row, from left) Josh Heim of JH Pottery Works and Cynthia Callison, the Salamonie art teacher. Shenefield and Colclasure’s designs will be turned into professional Christmas cards. Photo by Katelynn Farley.
Photo by Katelynn Farley

Students in grades kindergarten through second grade at Salamonie School were recently presented with the opportunity to use their art skills for a special project – designing Christmas-themed pieces for a Christmas Card Contest.

The tradition for the contest began last year in Warren when Josh Heim, owner and operator of JH Pottery Works, realized that students in the town of Huntington were able to enter designs with the Mayor’s office in a contest for a town Christmas card. Heim said he wanted to “borrow” the idea and give children in Warren an opportunity to do the same.

Christmas in the Village is coming soon

Downtown Roanoke will come alive on Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4, for their Christmas in the Village celebration.

On Friday, participants are encouraged to be downtown from 5 to 8 p.m. to shop at local stores.

A lighted parade bringing Santa into town will take place at 7 p.m. The parade will begin near Third and Main streets and end at First and Main streets.