Lions Club donates to ‘Blessings’

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Brandi Shockney (left), representing Blessings in a Backpack, accepts a $50 donation from the Roanoke Lions Club on Wednesday, June 27. Presenting the check is Lions Club Secretary Diana Bernard.

Hunger Banquet July 15 at Evangelical UMC

A Hunger Banquet will be held Sunday, July 15, at 5 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, with proceeds to benefit Love In the Name of Christ and New Life Meal Ministry.

At the dinner, participants will have a unique, interactive experience designed to portray the reality of hunger around the world, say event organizers.

The cost is a free will donation, but reservations are needed. To reserve a place or for more information call 356-6975 or visit

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

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.

3-on-3 action

Photo by Steve Clark.

CJ Reber (left) dribbles the basketball against defender Connor Miller in the Salamonie Summer Festival 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday morning, June 30,  at the Knight Bergman Center courts.

Music at the festival

Photo by Steve Clark.

Urban Legend performs for the Salamonie Summer Festival crowd on the downtown stage in Warren on Friday night. DeWeese Soft Water & Appliance was the event sponsor.

Family Fun Freeway

Photo by Steve Clark.

Mia Bustos (left) and Trapper Bustos enjoy themselves at the Family Fun Freeway on 2nd St., in Warren during the Salamonie Summer Festival on Friday evening, June 29. The freeway was sponsored by the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce.

Theme float

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Warren Church of Christ float passes by in the Salamonie Summer Festival Parade on Friday evning, June 29. The float played on the festival theme of "Spirit of a Small Town."


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