Special Events & Festivals

HNHS choirs, bands to show their Christmas spirit with performances

The Huntington North High School choirs and bands will show their Christmas spirit in a pair of concerts - the choirs tonight, Dec. 12, and the bands on Friday, Dec. 13.

The HNHS choirs will present their holiday concert, "Christmas Traditions," on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium.

The choirs will perform holiday favorites, along with some songs that are less often heard.

Tickets are available at the door, with children 5 and younger admitted free. All proceeds will help fund choral department expenses.

Santa to set up shop at Walgreens

Santa Claus will be at the Huntington Walgreens store, 1804 N. Jefferson St., on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children visiting Santa will receive one free photo, with additional prints available.

For information, call the store at 358-0014.


Good gift

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Pathfinder resident Steve Roush admires the new flannel pajamas he received at the annual Christmas party hosted by the Altrusa Club on Saturday, Dec. 7, at The Gathering Place in Huntington. Residents received a gift and a Christmas ornament, played games and ate holiday treats.

Toy exchange

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Dallas Harris of Huntington House sorts through bags of toys during the third annual Crossroads Connection New 2 U toy exchange on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Central Christian Church in Huntington.

Christmas train

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Jennifer Ford, of Markle (back left), and her niece Elizabeth Vavrick, of Warren, await departure from Markle Health & Rehabilitation as Christmas train Engineer Dennis Miller watches for the signal during the Christmas in Our Town on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Listen up, Santa

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Kylee Nevius, 6, shares her secret Christmas wishes with Santa Claus at the Markle Church of Christ during the Christmas in Our Town on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Hello, Santa!

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Santa Claus waves hello as he steps out of a Markle Fire Department fire truck at the Markle Church of Christ on Saturday, Dec. 7, during the Christmas in Our Town event.

Discussing things

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David Mathews, 5, discusses things with Santa Claus at the Forks of the Wabash Christmas Tree Walk on Saturday, Dec. 7. He is the son of Victor and Nicole Matthews, of Huntington.

Christmas coloring

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Twin brothers Maddon (left) and Leyton Velez working on coloring pictures at the Forks of the Wabash Christmas Tree Walk on Saturday, Dec. 7. They are the sons of Jamie Brown, of Huntington.

Thinking about it

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Santa Claus lends an ear as Emma Holzinger, 9, of Roanoke, decides on what she would like for Christmas during Christmas in the Village in Roanoke on Friday night, Dec. 6, at the old town hall building.

Santa arrives in Roanoke

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Santa Claus arrives in Roanoke for Christmas in the Village on Friday night, Dec. 6, riding on a fire truck chauffeured by the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department.

Judging the decorating

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Ryan Warner, president of Bippus State Bank, looks at a miniature Christmas tree while judging the decorations in the annual Huntington County Courthouse Christmas Decorating Contest on Friday, Dec. 6.

Markle is Santa’s next stop in county

Siblings Brice (left) and Harleigh Peterson share Santa’s lap during last December’s Christmas in “Our Town” celebration in Markle. Santa and a host of seasonal activities return to Markle for this year’s celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7.
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The community of Markle welcomes the Christmas season with Christmas in "Our Town" on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The day-long celebration includes food, a craft show, a soup supper, horse and buggy rides, live reindeer and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus.

Santa will ride a fire truck into town, arriving at the Markle Church of Christ at 9:30 a.m. for a breakfast in his honor. Santa will be available at the church for photos from 10 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Fetters to host Christmas open house at City Building on Dec. 11

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters will host a Christmas open house at the city building on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The open house will be held on the third floor, and light refreshments will be served.

Art work by first and second grade students from Flint Springs and Lincoln Elementary schools will be on display.

The City Building is located at 300 Cherry St., Huntington.


Lions Club Christmas tree sales in full swing

The Huntington Lions Club Christmas Tree Sales project is in full-swing, at the Scout Cabin, located on West Park Drive in Huntington.

Scotch Pine and Fraser Fir trees are for sale Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m.

Sales will continue through Dec. 19.