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Special Events & Festivals

Ouabache presents its Wonderland of Lights

Ouabache Wonderland of Lights will run nightly from Friday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. The drive-thru event has many lighted displays throughout the park that can be seen from the car, including a synchronized light show at the Fire Tower Plaza and over 40 displays in the campground.

There is an admission fee per vehicle that may be paid with cash or check. Individuals may also purchase gift certificates for the Wonderland of Lights at the gatehouse during the event times.

Santa visits Huntington


Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Nov. 27, at the end of the Christmas in the City event in downtown Huntington, participants were greeted by Santa as he rode down the street in a Huntington City Fire Department truck.

Face painting fun

On Saturday, Nov. 27, community members flocked to downtown Huntington for Christmas in the City 2021, which featured several activities, including face painting at The 5th Parlor. Children such as Archer Dockery (featured) were able to choose from designs such as a Christmas ornament, a snowflake and a Rudolph nose and antlers for their face painting.

Donuts with Santa


Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Saturday, Nov. 27, the Huntington County Historical Museum hosted a Donuts With Santa event, in which children could come sit on Santa’s lap for photos and then enjoy a breakfast of donuts while they wrote letters to Santa and crafted ornaments. Featured above, Olivia Knapp sits with Santa for a photo.

Playing holiday tunes


Photo by Katelynn Farley

Christmas in the City 2021 had a little bit of something for everyone, including shopping opportunities and free treats as well as the arts. Located outside of the Indiana Dream Center, a variety of Christmas-themed tunes were played by members of Lime City Brass.

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.