Special Events & Festivals

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


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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


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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


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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


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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.

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.

Snack time


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(Don (left) and Juanita Welch, of Marion, stop for a snack break during the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Center. Seniors were treated to two free meals and two snacks during the day.

Group dancing at the Expo


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Several Seniors demonstrate YMCA group dancing at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday morning, May 21, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Center.

Expo-ing


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James Poplin (left), of CaptionCall, talks with Nancy Bredemeyer, of Roanoke, at the business' booth at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Center.

Relaxing at the Expo


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Marion Langston, of Huntington, relaxes with an ice cone from the Heritage Communities booth at the 11th annual Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Center.

'Gotta Dance'


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Bonnie Jones (right) dances the Valero with partner David Cowdrey during the "Gotta Dance" ballroom dancing exhibitions at the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 22.

Snack break


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Jennifer Humann (left) tops off Amandy Clabaugh's ice cream sundae during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 22. The ice cream was provided as a free afternoon snack by Signature Health Care of Bluffton.

A gift from 'Elvis'


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Gail Green accepts a scarf from Elvis tribute artist Gordy Clemens at the Huntington County Council on Aging's 10th Annual Senior Expo on Thursday, May 22.

Looking over the goodies


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Visitors to the Huntington County Council on Aging's 10th annual Senior Expo line up at the Walgreens booth to pick up some free goodies given out by the Huntington store. More than 95 vendors passed out thousands of gadgets, from bottled water to playing cards, to the people who visited their booths. The expo took place Thursday, May 22, at the Merillat Physical Education Center at Huntington University.

Flapper


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Rose Meldrum, manager of the LaFontaine Center, glams it up flapper style at the Senior living facility's booth at the Huntington County Council on Aging Senior Expo Thursday, May 22, at Huntington University. Meldrum dressed in the Roaring '20s outfit to promote the center's open house, to be held Friday, June 20, during the upcoming Heritage Days Festival.

Expo entertainment


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The YMCA School of Dance performers step it up to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" to entertain the crowd during the 2014 Huntington County Council on Aging Senior Expo, held Thursday, May 22, at Huntington University. Several groups performed throughout the day during the expo.

Breakfast at the Senior Expo


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David Ray (right), chef and production manager at Sodexo Food Services, serves up a breakfast burrito and hash brown patty to Margaret Schnepp, of Huntington, during the Senior Expo Thursday, May 22 at Huntington University's Merillat Physical Education Center. Sodexo served free breakfast to 500 people visiting the expo.

‘Elvis’ returns to this year’s Huntington County Senior Expo

"Elvis" will return to this year's Huntington County Senior Expo.

Tribute artist Gordy Clemens will channel The King as he headlines a full day of entertainment during the May 22 event.

The expo, sponsored by the Huntington County Council on Aging, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Merillat Fieldhouse on the Huntington University campus.

Shade 'N' Shannon, who perform frequently at fairs and celebrations throughout Indiana and Ohio, will also make a return appearance to the expo's entertainment stage.

Blood pressure check


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Bobby Johnson (left) has his blood pressure checked by Suzan Moriarty, of Miller's Merry Manor, during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 23. Moriarty was performing free blood pressure checks at the Miller's Merry Manor booth.

Expo crowd enjoys free stuff


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Robin Baker (left), a pharmacist at the Huntington Walgreens, hands a Walgreens bag to Kaylynn Brodbeck at the store's booth during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 23. More than 100 exhibitors offered information and freebies to the crowd.

Hangin' with the sheriff


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Barbara Betterly (left) chats with Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel at the sheriff's department booth during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 23. Stoffel and Chief Deputy Chris Newton were handing out information and accepting drop-offs of unwanted drugs.

'Elvis' entertains at Senior Expo


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"Elvis" (Gordon Clemens, of Warsaw) brings it home during one of his numbers, on Thursday, May 23, at Huntington University. His performance was part of the Huntington County Senior Expo, sponsored by the Huntington County Council on Aging.

Tunes for the Expo crowd


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A crowd at the Senior Expo enjoys the tunes as Doug McElhaney directs the Crestview Middle School Band in concert on Thursday, May 23, in the Huntington University fieldhouse. The Crestview band was party of a day-long entertainment line-up.

Signing up


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Tom (left) and Sue Smith (second from left) fill out their Passsport Program information and prize drawing slips before going into the fieldhouse at Huntington University on Thursday, May 23 to enjoy the ninth annual Huntington County Senior Expo.

Wowing the crowd


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Shannon Persinger (left) and Henry Phillips, performing as Shade 'N' Shannon, rock the crowd at the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 23.

Popular item


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Herb Mills (left), of Bailey-Love Mortuary, hands out yardsticks/walking sticks to LuAnn Lintz on Thursday, May 23, during the Senior Expo. The heavy wooden sticks were a popular item with the crowd at the Huntington University fieldhouse.

Elvis impersonator, Cline music on tap for Sr. Expo

An Elvis impersonator, the music of Patsy Cline and jazz renditions by local students are just a few of the acts on tap for the ninth annual Huntington County Senior Expo.

Hug at the expo


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Ba Lue the clown (right), from the Joy Pleasers clown ministry, and his stuffed animal friend Furrball give Barb Trosper, of Warren, a hug during the eighth annual Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 17, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center fieldhouse.

Dance demo

The Senior Line Dancing Group from the Senior Center performs its routine to "Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train" for onlookers at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 17, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex. The eighth annual event was sponsored by the Huntington County Council on Aging.

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