Special Events & Festivals

'Gotta Dance'


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

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


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

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'


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

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


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

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


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

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


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

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


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

"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


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

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


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

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


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

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

Popular item


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

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


Photo by Scott Trauner.

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.

Signing up at a booth


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Gary Gammase (left) in the Hart's Shoes booth watches as Becky Barlow, of Huntington, signs up for a drawing at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 17, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex fieldhouse.

Expo sign-up


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Jack Roush (left) completes his registration with volunteer JoAnn Tumbleson for the Huntington County Senior Expo, Thursday, May 17, at the Huntington University Merilate Physical Education and Recreation Complex fieldhouse.

Serving

Sally Schenkel (left), of the Huntington County Council on Aging, serves a drink to Carl Fulton, (right) of the Markle area, during lunchtime at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 17, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex fieldhouse.

Lunch time


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Heritage Pointe residents (from left) Josephine Bole, Peggy Pierson and Jane Garrison eat lunch and have some conversation during lunchtime at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 17, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex fieldhouse.

Entertaining at the Senior Expo


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Local country music artist Judy Ann serenades her audience with classic country favorites during the morning of the Huntington County Senior Expo on the event's entertainment floor, Thursday, May 17, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex fieldhouse.

8th Senior Citizens Expo May 17 at Merillat

The Huntington County Council on Aging will stage its eighth annual Senior Citizens' Exposition on May 17 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will take place at the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center on the campus of Huntington University.

Admission is free, as are the meals and entertainment offered throughout the day. Golf carts will be available to provide transportation from the parking lot to the building.

Talking about growth


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County Council on Aging President Bill Hancher (left) discusses the council's building campaign with Charlie Adams of KISS FM. The council had one of the many booths at this year's Huntington County Senior Expo, held on Thursday, May 19, at Huntington University.

Feeding time


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dan Brown (right) picks up a plate of food during lunch at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 19. The event was held at Huntington University in the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center.

Chatting with 'The King'


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Elvis Presley impersonator Gordy Clements (right) chats with several visitors to the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 19, at the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex Fieldhouse. (More photos will be in the Monday edition of The TAB.)

Council on Aging to host Senior Expo on May 19 at HU

The Huntington County Council on Aging will host the seventh annual Senior Citizens' Exposition on Thursday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center on the Huntington University campus in Huntington.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will showcase approximately 90 businesses and services that cater to senior population. Golf cart transportation will be available from the parking lot.

Last year, approximately 1,300 visitors attended the event.

Bone density testing


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Margaret Scher (left), of Huntington, has her bone density tested by Geralynn Vonderhaar, diagnostic imaging supervisor at Parkview Health, at the Parakview Huntington Hospital booth during the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 20.

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