Special Events & Festivals

Santa’s helpers

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Huntington Fire Department pose for a picture with Santa Claus at the Trading Post, in Huntington, on Saturday, Dec. 21.  Pictured (front row, from left) are Zach Kindler, Santa, Greg Shearer and Greg Bard; and (back row, from left) Ryan Hack, Dave Teusch, Carl Strle and Jeff Caley. The fire department gave Santa a lift to the convenience store on board a fire truck for Breakfast with Santa, where the Trading Post collected canned goods and cash to benefit Love In the Name of Christ.

’Tis the season

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A bright "Merry Christmas" adorns a lighted wreath, one of the many holiday displays at Sunken Gardens and Shakespeare Gardens, in Huntington. Many years ago, the wreath adorned the exterior of the Wolf & Dessauer building in downtown Huntington.

Churches throughout county will hold special services for Christmas

Churches throughout Huntington County will hold special services next week to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Here are times and places of many of those services:

Anglican Church of Our Glorious King, Huntington - A service will be held Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, at 10 a.m. with Rev. John Robinette as celebrant and preacher. The church is located at 404 Grayston Ave. For information, call 312-8054.

Banquo Christian Church, Banquo - The church's Christmas service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

Serious dicussion

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Santa Claus listens as 5-year-old Zane Vatter discusses his Christmas list when Santa visited the Huntington City-Township Pulbic LIbrary in Huntington on Saturday morning, Dec. 14.

Wrapping gifts for Karing for Kids

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Mckenzey Dennis (left) and Elisa Shively wrap gifts collecfted through the Karing for Kids program on Friday evening, Dec. 13, at the Markle Church of Christ. The gifts are scheduled to be delivered to 755 children in Huntington and Wells counties today, Dec. 15.

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

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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!

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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.