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Volunteers meet to prep annual free Thanksgiving Day meals

On Wednesday, Nov. 17, Trinity United Methodist Church members began preparing the cranberry relish for their 35th annual free Thanksgiving Day Meal. Featured are (from left) Tim Allen, Liz Sanders, Liz Godts, Lee Ann Smith, Greg Sprinkle and Patty Sprinkle.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St., Huntington, will once again be serving the Huntington community with their free Thanksgiving Day Meal on Thursday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They were unable to have the meal last year due to COVID-19, so this year will be the 35th annual meal.
According to meal organizer Tim Allen, Jim and Gloria Wilson began the free meal tradition at the church in 1986.

Running the 5k race


Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Nov. 13, members of the community gathered at the Indiana National Guard for Huntington’s Veterans Day 5k race. The event had three options for participation: a 1-mile family fun walk, a 5k and a bike ride. Huntington North High School student Leaf Vanover prepares to cross the finish line after running the 5k.

Running the 5k race


Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Nov. 13, members of the community gathered at the Indiana National Guard for Huntington’s Veterans Day 5k race. The event had three options for participation: a 1-mile family fun walk, a 5k and a bike ride. Featured above, participants race through Memorial Park at the beginning of the race.

Veterans Day parade hosted in Huntington

The VFW Post No. 2689 Service Honor Guard members were honored as Huntington County’s Veterans of the Quarter during the Saturday, Nov. 6, Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park. Honor Guard members in attendance to accept the award were (from left) Rick Stell, Steve Garwood, Mike Worrel, Mike Smith and Leslie Ackermann.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The ninth annual Veterans Day ceremony took place on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Memorial Park in Huntington. During this special ceremony, Huntington County also honored the Veterans of the Quarter, which were the members of the VFW Post No. 2689 Service Honor Guard.

The event began with a parade that started at Huntington North High School (HNHS) and ended at Memorial Park. Once all attendees were gathered at the War Memorial, Huntington County Veterans Service Officer Tim Eckert gave a brief history of the day.

Veterans of the Quarter honored


Photo by Emily Wyatt

The VFW Post No. 2689 Service Honor Guard members were honored as Huntington County's Veterans of the Quarter during the Saturday, Nov. 6, Veterans Day Ceremony at Memorial Park. Honor Guard members in attendance to accept the awared were (from left) Rick Stell, Steve Garwood, Mike Worrel, Mike Smith and Leslie Ackerman.

Looking at student art


Photo by Katelynn Farley

Roanoke Elementary School students recently did their own Plein Air art pieces in Roanoke and several were given ribbons for their hard work. Featured, “A Renaissance in Roanoke” patrons view the pieces of art created by the students during the Saturday, Oct. 9, event.

Art in the open


Photo by Katelynn Farley

Fort Wayne artist Kim Lanoue works on a Plein Air painting of the Parker Grace Tea Room in Roanoke during the Saturday, Oct. 9, 'A Renaissance in Roanoke" event.

Painting Plein Air


Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Oct. 9, artists and art-lovers from around the area gathered in downtown Roanoke to participate in A Renaissance In Roanoke. Featured, artist Jeffrey Baumgartner does a Plein Air painting of the downtown area. Plein Air painting is all about painting out in the open with natural light and capturing the landscape in front of the artist.