Special Events & Festivals

Spreading cheer

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Warren town employee Ty Surfus gets a lift in a bucket truck to attach a bow to the community Christmas tree on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The tree, set up next to the Warren Town Hall, came from the Dan Stouffs property at the edge of Warren. It had been blown down by a storm on Sunday, Nov. 17. A lighting ceremony for the tree and other downtown decorations will be held on Friday, Nov. 29, following the arrival of Santa Claus at 6 p.m.

Santa’s debut in county starts in Warren Friday

Santa Claus, flanked by helpers Grace Asher (left) and Alivia Harmon, listens to Ceaten Brubaker detail his wish list during as appearance at the Knight-Bergman Center during the 2012 Winter Warrenland celebration.
TAB file photo.

Santa Claus is almost here.

The jolly old elf will make his first Huntington County appearance of the season on Friday, Nov. 29, in Warren.

The Warren Fire Department will escort Santa into the heart of downtown Warren beginning at 6 p.m. He'll hold a meet-and-greet at the corner of Second and Wayne streets overseeing the lighting of the downtown area.

The lighting ceremony will take place about 6:15 p.m.

Manning the bells

Clay Smith (left) and Parker Ellenburger ring the bells durina Christmas caroling session outside the Warren Assembly Hall on Friday night, Nov. 22, during the Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees.

Holiday 'tuneage'

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Barry Jamison performs a Christmas tune in the lobby of the Pulse Opera House on Friday, Nov. 22, during the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees.

Horse-drawn wagon ride

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jay Walters and his horse, Lady, load up riders for a horse-and-wagon trip around the outskirts of Warren during the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees on Friday night, Nov. 22.

Christmas caroling

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Vocalists from the Dillman United Brethren Church and the Hillcrest Nazarene Church sing Christmas carols outside the Warren Assembly Hall during the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees on Friday night, Nov. 22.

Christmas trees, reindeer set the tone for Holiday Walk in Warren on Friday

Cameron Bixler (left) and Charlie Zehner get acquainted with a live reindeer during the 2012 Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees in Warren. Reindeer and trees return to Warren on Friday, Nov. 22.
TAB file photo.

Christmas trees and reindeer set the tone for the Holiday Walk in Warren on Friday, Nov. 22.

The Holiday Walk includes the Festival of Trees, which will feature 25 decorated trees set up in businesses, churches and the Warren library, as well as music, refreshments and other holiday activities.

All events take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The evening is also opening night for "Narnia," on stage at the Pulse Opera House at 8 p.m.

Honoring veterans at Riverview Middle School

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Mycal Rodenbeck (left), a teacher at Riverview Middle School, introduces fellow Riverview teacher Adam Montgomery during a Veterans Day program at the school on Monday, Nov. 11. In addition to teaching at Riverview, Montgomery is also an airman first class with the United States Air Force, serving as a munitions specialist with the Indiana Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing based in Fort Wayne. Montgomery told the students he turned down a football scholarship to join the Air Force after high school, but didn't make the cut.

Fellowship of veterans

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Armed forces veterans residing at Tipton House welcomed fellow veterans to join them for lunch on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The Tipton House residents, seated around a display with their military photos, are (pictured left to right) Jack Schug, Gene Scher, Betty Barr, Ed Cowden and Gene Cartwright.

Pledging allegiance

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Dalton Newcomb (left) and Kraiger Tumbleson are surrounded by their kindergarten classmates at Flint Springs Elementary School as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance to open the school's Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 8. The students gathered in the gym to pay tribute to veterans, recognizing veterans in the audience and performing patriotic songs in their honor.

Honoring veterans at Northwest Elementary School.

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Rockin' Explorers choir sing "I'm Proud to Call America My Home" during an all-school Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 7, at Northwest Elementary School. Veterans were honored by shaking hands with each student following the convocation, which included a flag presentation by Boy and Girl Scouts, student readings and a drum roll.

Parade marshal

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal Wilbert "Curley" Seibold (left) rides in a convertible driven by Chris Love of Bailey-Love Mortuary as he nears the end of the parade route Saturday, Nov. 9. Seibold served in World War II and was a prisoner of war after his aircraft was shot down over Germany.

Offering service to veterans

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The American Legion Operation Comfort Warriors float rolls along Jefferson Street during the Huntington County Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9. The program is dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government.

Leading the parade

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

With a banner leading the way, the Huntington County Veterans Day Parade moves down Jefferson Street Saturday, Nov. 9. Sixty units participated in the parade to honor the county's veterans. The procession ended at the Huntington County Courthouse lawn for a flag-raising ceremony, 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps. An estimated 300 people attended the event.

Face canvas at Renaissance

Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

Sandy Johnson (left) of Sweet Cakes Comedy looks for another piece to add to her facepainting on Addi Lindsey at "A Renaissance in Roanoke" in downtown Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12.