Special Events & Festivals

One more time


Photo by Steve Clark

Larissa Johnson, 2017 Huntington County Royalty Champion, waves to the crowd during the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair Parade on Friday evening, July 13.

Barscz earns Royalty Champion crown

Larissa Johnson (left) 2017 Huntington County 4-H Royalty Champion, crowns her successor, Josi Barscz, Friday night, July 13, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair Royalty Contest at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Josi Barscz, a 10-year and fourth generation 4-H member from Lancaster Township, was crowned the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Royalty Champion Friday, July 13, at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The 2017 Royalty Champion, Larissa Johnson, placed the crown on Barscz’ head and presented her with a sash and bouquet of red roses. Barscz, the daughter of Ben and Jennifer Barscz, represented the Mighty Clovers 4-H Club, where she serves as vice president.

Several are winners at Huntington County 4-H Tractor Operators’ Contest

Tyler Stephan competes in the senior lawn and garden class of the 4-H Tractor Operators’ Contest held Sunday, July 8, at the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena. He is followed by judge Marc Dennis, of Huntington. Stephan took first place in his class.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Here are the results of the Huntington County 4-H Tractor Operators’ Contest held Sunday, July 8, at the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena:

Zero-Turn Radius
Lawn and Garden,
Junior
Landon Zezula, first, blue; Nathaniel Alwine, second, blue; Ross Cuttriss, third, blue; Carter Zezula, fourth, blue; Colsen Brubaker, fifth, blue; Lucas Alwine, sixth, blue; Braylon Beekman, seventh, blue; and Peyton Lauer, eighth, red.

Dogs and handlers strut their stuff at Huntington County 4-H Dog Show

4-H’er Kirsten Walker (left) holds her Labrador retriever, Sadie, as judge Stacie Heiman, of Rochester, goes over her dog’s conformation in the senior showmanship class of the 4-H Dog Show held Saturday, July 7, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Walker and Sadie placed first in the class.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dogs and their 4-H handlers strutted their stuff for a crowd of parents, onlookers and judges on Saturday, July 7, at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building in one of the first events of the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Three top dogs took honors in the show. Adalyn Cutting was the champion in the junior class; Carter Zezula was the champion in the intermediate class; and Sarah Landers was named champion in the senior class.

Champion and reserve champion honors were presented in each class, with placings following, starting with first place.

2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair Schedule of Events

Locations of 4-H Fair Events:
Lincoln Elementary School, 2037 Taylor St., Huntington
Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds, 792N - 200W, Huntington

Upcoming 88th annual Huntington County 4-H Fair is ‘all about the kids’

One of the great things about the Huntington County 4-H Fair is that while nearly every event is the same as in past years, those participating in them often change, as they grow older and take on different projects at the fair, while new 4-H members come up through the ranks in hopes of taking home the top ribbons.

The 88th annual fair runs from July 13 to July 27, with the theme “We Are the Dreamers of Tomorrow.”

Great day for a snow cone


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Trisha Abbott, owner of Mazie’s Flowers & Gifts in Markle, serves a snow cone to Aiyden Hill, of Markle, during the 4th of July Block Party in downtown Markle on Wednesday, July 4.

Answering a question


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kaylee Davis (left), holding her golden retriever, Bee, answers a question from Judge Kelly Miller, of Tippecanoe, during juding in the beginning obedience class at the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show on Saturday, July 7, at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

4-H goes to the dogs


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dani Clark and her German shorthair pointer, Gunner, participate in the senior showmanship class at the Huntington County 4-H Dog Show on Saturday, July 7, at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The event was sponsored by Zach's Pet Services LLC.

Warren Community Servants


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

As David Daugherty (rear left) enumerates their service to the Warren community, members of the Warren Area Ministerial Association (WAMA) receive accolades from those in attendance of the Samuel Jones Pioneer Award Breakfast Friday, June 29, at the Knight Bergman Center. The group of area pastors received the 2018 Community Service Award for their efforts in improving the quality of life for the people of the Warren area.

Markle gears up for inaugural block party celebration on Fourth of July

Not to be daunted by the absence of the Wildcat Festival this year, the Markle Area Chamber of Commerce and several other area sponsors are making sure that the town has something to celebrate on Wednesday, July 4.

The inaugural 4th of July Block Party will take place, starting in downtown Markle at 4 p.m. and ending at the Markle Fish and Game Club Park with fireworks at dusk. The event includes free food for residents living in Markle’s 46770 zip code, games and activities for kids, live music and more.

Fourth fireworks


Photo by Scott Trauner.

A burst of fireworks lights up the sky on Saturday night, June 30, over Huntington North High School as part of the Huntington Fourth of July fireworks display put on by American Legion Post 7. Fireworks will be shot off on Tuesday, July 3, in Warren, and on Wednesday, July 4, in both Roanoke and Markle.

Pony pull


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The pony team owned by Rich Montgomery, of Hartford City, pulls a weighted sled during the inaugural Historic Warren Horse & Pony Pull at the Knight Bergman Center during the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday afternoon, June 30.

Frisbee golf tourney


Photo by Steve Clark.

Paul Mirante tries to sink his Frisbee in the basket during the Salamonie Summer Festival Frisbee Golf Tounament on Saturday, June 30, at Tower Park.

Audience participation


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mark Kohlhorst lets audience members touch a monitor lizard during the Mark's Art exotic pet show on the stage in downtown Warren on Saturday morning, June 30, during the Salamonnie Summer Festival. The event was sponosred by East of Chicago Pizza.

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