Salamonie Lake celebrates Christmas in July, Smokey’s birthday

Celebrate Christmas in July and Smokey Bear’s birthday with games, food, a parade, live music, campsite decorating and more at Salamonie Lake on July 28 and 29.

On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., participants can chow down on pancakes and sausage prepared by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Donations will be accepted.

Swan St. Lincoln reunion announced

The seventh Swan Street Lincoln Grade School reunion will be held Saturday, July 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the new Lincoln School Building, 2037 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

The reunion is for everyone who went to Lincoln School when it was located on Swan Street.

Those attending the reunion are urged to bring pictures and any items they may have to share from their years at Lincoln. A pitch-in lunch featuring Kentucky Fried Chicken will be served. Bring crock-pot food; there are plenty of plug-ins but no kitchen. Table service will be provided.

Calendar flipping back to ‘50s at 55th annual Heritage Days

Brayden Starkey (left) gives a bowling ball a big roll as his father, Tom, looks on in the Kids Fun Zone at Huntington Heritage Days last year. The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce again sponsors the zone, to be held Saturday, June 23, from noon to 3 p.m.
TAB file photo.

The calendar will be flipped back to the 1950s at the 55th annual Huntington Heritage Days festival, starting Wednesday, June 20, and running through Sunday, June 24.

The festival, which is being sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 this year, is themed “The ‘50s: Community Strong.”

Relay for Life donation


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The JJ’s Convenience Stores and JJ Java participated in the recent Huntington County Relay for Life as a Spirit Team. They presented a check to Vickie and Mark Kiefer, event chairs for $1,975. Pictured are (from left) Tracey Carter, JJ’s manager at West Park Drive; Barb Rupley, JJ’s manager at Guilford St.; Megan Reckelhoff and Nick Stanley, JJ’s owners; Heather Bowers, JJ’s top fund-raiser; Courtney Randall, JJ’s manager at Old 24; and the Kiefers.

HU’s Hernandez is new president of CELEA

Shoshannah Hernandez
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Huntington University has announced that Shoshannah Hernandez, director of the Institute for TESOL Studies/Associate Director of Global Studies, has been elected president for the Christian English Language Educators Association (CELEA).

CELEA is an association for individuals who have a common interest in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and who share a common belief in Jesus Christ. The association has enabled Hernandez to find fellowship within her field and see a greater vision for Christians in TESOL.

Learning how to float


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Xavier Slee, 3, of Huntington, gets a little help from swimming instructor Marissa Koons during a swimming lesson Wednesday, June 13, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Xavier is the son of Greg and Katie Slee.

Video visit with clean water group in Africa postponed to June 28

A video visit with the head of an organization that helps provide wells and clean water in Africa has been postponed.

Lancaster Elementary School first-grade teacher Jeanne Paff says Georgie Badiel is unable to attend a planned Skype session initially set for June 20. The Skype session has been changed to Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington. The public is invited to attend the session.

HNHS announces 2nd semester honor roll

Huntington North High School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second semester of the 2017-18 school year.

All A’s
Grade 9
Julia Baker, Barrett Barscz, Emily Crist, Cole Davidson, Grace Driscoll, Melody Glassburn, Adalyn Harvey, Dylinn Hertel, Ashley Higgins, Vivian Hill, Lindsey Hunt, Joseph Kibellus, Grace Lacey, Evelyn Lee, Maddison Levy, Ian Lindsey, Miranda Lippe, Anna Manry and Brinleigh Myers.

HARTA to host fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride

Chris Bucher (left) from Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake and Jim Lewis, HARTA president, display the bicycle presented to the winner of the 2017 Adult division winner. The group will host the fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m.
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Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association (HARTA) will host its fourth annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m.

There will be two divisions: children/youth and adult. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages. This event is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

The ride starts and stops at the old historic train depot, Schenkel Station, 11 W. State St., Huntington, and is intended to promote and educate everyone about the growing trail system.

Day camp fun

Ava Goodpasture, 8, plays with a “geo board” during the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA summer day camp for kindergarten through sixth graders Wednesday, June 13. Kids at the camp get the opportunity to play, swim and make crafts while school is not in session.

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