Metro Kiwanis hosts BG club members at party

LynnAnn Fager, of the Wabash Department of Natural Resources Interpretive Center, talks with children from the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club during the Huntington Metro Kiwanis annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 11.
LynnAnn Fager, of the Wabash Department of Natural Resources Interpretive Center, talks with children from the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club during the Huntington Metro Kiwanis annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 11. Photo provided.

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis held its annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 11. The club hosted children from the Parkview Huntington Boys & Girls Club.

The evening festivities began with Metro Kiwanis members greeting and visiting with the children. The children were then treated to a specially prepared dinner.

After the meal, the children were visited by LynnAnn Fager of the Wabash DNR Interpretive Center and a screech owl that had been injured. Fager talked about the screech owl being a predator bird and that it is unlawful to keep a bird of this type even if it is injured. Fager also described the types of food they eat. She concluded with some other facts of interest about the screech owl and answered questions from those in attendance.

Steve Williams led the singing of Jingle Bells with the children and the Metro Kiwanis members. As the song was being sung, Santa arrived and wished a Merry Christmas to all the children, along with the Metro Kiwanis members. Each child had their picture taken with Santa and each received a present.

The children were also provided a fruit basket from the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club and a Christmas blanket that had their names monogrammed onĀ  it by Metro Kiwanis member Rita Dinius.