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Easter fun in the area


Photo by Emily Wyatt

 Easter Bunny Noah Price high fives Martha Hippensteel at the Drive-Thru Easter Bunny event on Saturday, April 3. The Huntington County Boys & Girls Club’s Keystone Club put on the event for families to come through and receive goodies from the Easter bunny and other club kid volunteers.

Easter egg fun


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Makayla Corson (left) and Levi Holzhausen color their Easter eggs by squishing shaving cream and food coloring around them. This activity was part of the Huntington Parks and Recreation Toddler Tuesday event on Tuesday, March 30, at Memorial Park, in Huntington.

Teamwork egg coloring


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Belinda (left) and McKenzie Thacker squirt food coloring into a bag with shaving cream to color one of their Easter eggs at the Huntington Parks and Recreation Toddler Tuesday event on Tuesday, March 30.

Winning big


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Noah Zahn was the first student to find a “camo” egg at Huntington North High School Campus Life’s Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 26. He chose the Nintendo Switch for his prize.

Good Friday, Easter services are planned

Seminary United Methodist Church, 285 N. Seminary, Roanoke, will hold a Good Friday service and Easter service this year.

The Good Friday service will take place on Friday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday services will start with an Easter breakfast at 9:15 a.m., followed by an Easter service at 10 a.m.

An Easter Egg hunt for children fifth grade and younger will start at 11 a.m.

Local church events for Holy Week 2021

The TAB has compiled an alphabetical list of area churches and entities that are offering Holy Week services this year.

Awakening Church
235 Safari Trail, Huntington.
April 2 - Good Friday service at 7 p.m.
April 4 - Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m.

Charity Baptist Church
6000 Old U.S.-24, Huntington.
April 4 - Easter service, meal and Sunday School. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. Morning Easter service starts at 10:30 a.m. and a meal will be served after the service. Services are also virtual on Zoom.

Horse tack swap and auction


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Horse and Pony Superintendent Chad Kreider (left) and Niccole Nunley sell products and used tack at Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony’s tack swap and auction on Saturday, March 20, at the First Merchants Building, Heritage Hall.

Easter activities in and around Huntington

The following list is a compilation of area Easter-themed events for the community to take part in:

Huntington

Not Your Average Easter Egg Hunt -  Friday, March 26, near the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse, Huntington North High School students are invited to participate in an Easter egg hunt featuring over 1,000 eggs with prizes ranging from candy to gift cards to even larger prizes.

Participants do not need to sign up prior to the event. It will start at 3 p.m. Masks are required.

HNHS is located at 450 MacGahan St., Huntington.

Hgtn. Trails Beer and Wine Festival

The Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association (HARTA) is back with the annual beer and wine festival, Huntington Trails Beer and Wine Festival. The festival, formerly known as Forks of the Wabash Uncorked, is planned for Friday, June 11, from 5 to 10 p.m.

The beer and wine festival was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. All plans for 2021 are tentative and dependent on the health conditions in the community.

Heritage Days to kick off in June

Huntington’s 57th Heritage Days is planned for Wednesday, June 16, through Sunday, June 20. The celebration will feature the theme from the event planned for 2020, The ’70s: 200 Years of Freedom.

Heritage Days 2020 were canceled due to COVID-19. All plans for 2021 are tentative and dependent on the health conditions in the community.

Duke Energy is the corporate sponsor for Heritage Days 2021.

12 Days of X-mas in Drovertown

A tree, “Ol’ Henry”, at St. Peter’s First Community Church (SPFCC) in Huntington, has been adorned with lights and dozens of handmade snowflakes and hand painted candies, officially transforming Ol’ Henry into “Ol’ Henry the Christmas Tree.”
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A tree, “Ol’ Henry”, at St. Peter’s First Community Church (SPFCC) in Huntington, has been adorned with lights and dozens of handmade snowflakes and hand painted candies.

Ol’ Henry is officially “Ol’ Henry the Christmas Tree.”

All are invited to make use of the tree for Christmas festivities, says Pastor Zen Hess, including but not limited to singing, dancing, fellowshipping, gift-giving, praying and playing.

SPFCC is hosting specific events around the tree throughout the 12 Days of Christmas, spanning from Christmas Day, Dec. 25 to Jan. 5, 2021.