Special Events & Festivals

All veterans, patriotic citizens can place entries in Vets Day Parade

The Huntington County Veterans Service Office invites all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in this year’s sixth annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 10.

The parade staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the Huntington North High School west parking lot. The parade will officially begin at 10 a.m. with the playing of the National Anthem by the VFW and will end at the Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park. A ceremony will be held at the park at the end of the parade.

Huntington North High School to honor veterans on Friday, Nov. 9

Huntington North High School is holding a Veterans Day program titled “Honoring Service and Sacrifice” on Friday, Nov. 9, in the school’s North Arena at 8 a.m.

The program is open to the public, with a special invitation to veterans and active-duty military personnel, for whom there will be a hospitality room after the program with refreshments.

Warren church invites veterans, active-duty military to Homecoming Celebration Nov. 4

Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families are invited to attend Solid Rock United Methodist Church’s Veterans Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 4.

A church service will be held at 10 a.m. and a complimentary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. After the dinner, there will be a flag-folding ceremony by the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Team and vocal performances by Larry Ryan and Jen Plummer and an armed forces tribute.

The church encourages people to attend both events and wear military attire.

Craftsman at work


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Ernie Peas, of Wabash, hand hews a wooden bowl from a block of wood in his booth at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13.

Performance art


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Singer/guitarist Joe Justice performs for the crowd at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, in downtown Roanoke.

Admiring some artwork


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Admiring some artwork in a vendor booth at A Renaiisance in Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13 are (from left) Mary Wiemann, Connie Wolfe and Thomas Wolfe, all of Fort Wayne.

Painting on the street


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Heidi Malott, of Fort Wayne, does some plein air painting at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 13, as part of the festival's plein air competition.

Renaissance in Roanoke giving attendees biggest event ever

Dennis Albertson, of Hamilton, does some “Plein Air” painting at last year’s Renaissance in Roanoke in downtown Roanoke. The event, featuring “Plein Air” competitions, music, entertainment, food and children’s activities, will be held Saturday, Oct. 13.
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Those who come to the A Renaissance in Roanoke this year will get an extra treat, with the inaugural addition of a juried craft area added to the show, set for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. The addition makes this year’s event the biggest yet.

Ruth Marsh, who heads up this year’s show, is excited about it, saying adding the craft section will give shoppers a wider price range in which to find art and handcrafted treasures.

Arrowhead awardee


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Lori Satchwill, a member of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival steering committee for 25 years, was presented with the festival’s Arrowhead Award on Sunday, Sept. 23. The award is given annually to someone who has made a major contribution to the success of the festival. Satchwill (center), holding her granddaughter, Ayvah Jones, received the award from festival co-chairs Rachelle Nightenhelser (left) and Bonita Price (right).

Shooting on the run


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Chad Kreider, of Huntington, gives a mounted shooting demonstration at the encampment at the 43rd annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Feisstival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The festival continues today, Sunday, Sept. 23, until 5 p.m.

Going for the target


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Jake Kieninger, of Macy, demonstrates an ax throw at a target at the Pioneer Village at the 43rd annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

School is in session


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"Teacher" Heather Clampitt talks about what pioneer schoolhouses would have been like to a group of children at the 43rd annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22. The festival is sponsored by the Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi sorority and Friends of the Festival, and continues today, Sunday, Sept. 23, until 5 p.m.

'Pioneer French Fries'


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Susan Fiet, of Elkhart,makes what she considers to be "Pioneer French Fries" at the Pioneer Village at the 43rd annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The festival runs today, Sunday, Sept. 23, until 5 p.m.

Craftsman


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Ernie White, of Huntington, concentrates as he makes a powderhorn at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 22, during the 43rd annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The festival is sponsored by the Phi Chapter of the Psi Iota Xi sorority and Friends of the Festival.

Blacksmithing


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Jim Johnson, of Huntington, practices the blacksmith craft at the 43rd annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 22. The festival continues today, Sunday, until 5 p.m.

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