BIAB collecting peanut butter before girls’ game

Blessings in a Backpack will be collecting 16-ounce jars of peanut butter before and during girls’ basketball games at Huntington North High School on Saturday, Nov. 23.

The Huntington North junior varsity basketball game will begin at 6 p.m. while the varsity contest will get underway at 7:30 p.m. Blessings in a Backpack (BIAB) representatives will be accepting donations outside of North Arena.

Gethsemane to have food distribution Thursday

Gethsemane Ministries will have its next food pantry distribution on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, located at 2239 Hartman St., in Huntington.

For more information, contact Shirley Gardner at 504-1548.

Singer York to sub in at Toys for Tots event

Aleena York, an upcoming vocalist in the area, has agreed to substitute for the original performers slated to sing at the Cottage Events Center’s annual Toys for Tots Holiday Concert.

Aleena York, an up-and-coming area vocalist, has agreed to step in and perform at The Cottage Event Center’s annual Toys for Tots Holiday Concert on Friday, Dec. 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Aleena York Quartet will perform an evening of holiday favorites in a smooth, swinging style reminiscent of performers like Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé. The move to replace the originally scheduled act, Fort Wayne’s The Brat Pack, became necessary when the original performers withdrew due to scheduling issues.

BOW to hold exec session

The Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety will hold an executive session on Monday, Nov. 18, at the Huntington City Building at 2:30 p.m.

In the session, the board will discuss strategy with respect to initiation of litigation, or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

The session will be held in the council chambers on the third floor of the City Building, which is located at 300 Cherry St., Huntington.

Fish fry for HCS set for Nov. 22

A fish fry to benefit Huntington Catholic Sch-ool will be held Friday, Nov. 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Father Rieder Auditorium at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Volunteers are needed to bake cookies and cupcakes. Signup sheets are located at church entrances. Baked items can be dropped off Friday, Nov. 22, between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Home and School Association Moms will have a bake sale during the meal.

The cost of the meal is a freewill offering. Carryouts will be available.

Lions support food pantry


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The Roanoke Lions Club recently made a donation to the Roanoke Inter-church Council Food Pantry. The donated funds were raised through Lions Club activities over the summer. Pictured are (from left) Claudia Hauck, Inter-church Council; and Jim Vachon and Sara Perkins, Lions Club members.

Benefit fund-raiser for Skinner set for Nov. 23 at Huntington PAL Club

A benefit for a Huntington woman recently diagnosed with leukemia will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Police Athletic League Club, in Huntington, at 2 p.m.

Mikayla Skinner, of Huntington, was diagnosed with leukemia in October. Since her diagnosis, she has been an inpatient at Parkview Cancer Center.

Skinner is a senior at Ball State University, in Muncie, majoring in speech pathology. She is employed at Pathfinder Services, in Huntington.

Community’s annual Thanksgiving Day dinner returns to Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist Church, in Huntington, will be holding its 34th annual Communitywide Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church will be serving turkey and sides for no charge. Transportation to the church will be available.

In addition to dining at the church, carryout meals and delivery meals will be available. Carryouts will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; deliveries will be available from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Locals perform well

Members of Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana Dojo, in Huntington, competed in the Lions Karate Tournament of Champions held in Fort Wayne on Nov. 3. Pictured are (from left) Sherrina Shuckel, third place, adult beginner kata and adult beginner kobudo kata; Sensei Dawn Anderson; and Mason Payton, first place in 9 to 10-year-old intermediate kata and 9 to 10-year-old intermediate kobudo kata.

HU men, women harriers packing bags for trip to nationals Nov. 22

The Huntington University men’s and women’s cross country teams are packing their bags for Vancouver, WA to compete in the 2019 NAIA Cross Country Championships. Both races will take place at Fort Vancouver on Friday, Nov. 22.

It’s the first time since 1999 that both the HU men and women will be competing as teams on the big stage. The fall of 1999 marks the highest finish in program history for both teams, with the men claiming sixth and the women finishing 15th.

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