Huntington Parks and Rec Dept. to again offer 'Letters from Santa'

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department will once again offer Letters from Santa to Huntington County children ages 6 years and younger.

This will be the sixth year the Parks Department has offered this free service to Huntington residents.

Forms may be picked up at the Parks Department office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or may be filled out online at Forms must be completed by Dec. 18, at noon.

Each child will receive his or her personalized letter from Santa on or before Monday, December 21.

13th Huntington County EXPO now taking event registrations

The 13th Huntington County Expo will be held March 20 and 21, 2010, and registrations are now being accepted from businesses and organizations wishing to participate.

The event is held every other year. It offers businesses, not-for-profit organizations, schools and community organizations a means of reaching approximately 8,000 to 10,000 people from a seven-county area.

In addition to the display booths, the Expo offers demonstrations, entertainment and a food court. All events take place inside the Merillat Fieldhouse on the campus of Huntington University.

Funds for the needy

Knights of Columbus members and volunteers will be stationed at various intersections in Huntington on Saturday, Dec. 12, to raise money for Love INC. Pictured are KOC member Tim Godfroy, Lindsay Godfroy (left) and Olivia Godfroy.

St. Peter Lutheran Church announces series of holiday events

St. Peter Lutheran Church announces is calendar of events for the holiday season.

Dec. 9 - Advent II, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 16. - Advent III, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 20 - Children's Christmas program, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve service, at 10 p.m.

Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve service, at 7 p.m.

For more information call the church at 356-6528.

The church is located at 605 Polk St.


Roanoke council tables raising permit fees

The Roanoke Town Council tabled an amendment to the current Roanoke Zoning Ordinance, Section 360, which would raise fees charged for permits and other construction-related government expenses at their meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The new ordinance, proposed by the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development, would override Roanoke's current policy, which allows most temporary signs to be placed without a permit free of charge.

Local 4-H robot gets national notice

A robot built by the Huntington County 4-H robotics club for the Huntington Police Department is featured in the 4-H program's national online newsletter.

"It is quite an accomplishment for Huntington County 4-H to receive this special recognition at the national level," says Linda Aldridge, Extension Educator for 4-H and Youth.

December Junior Rotarians

Rotary Club No. 300 named Huntington North High School students Alyssa Hollowell (second, from left) and Taylor Allred (second, from right) as Junior Rotarians for the month of December. Also pictured are Hollowell's sponsor John Easterday and Allred's sponsor Annette Carroll.

BSB's year-long fund-raiser results in gifts to school kids, needy families

Bippus State Bank employees have been participating in a yearlong fundraiser to benefit the less fortunate.

Every Friday throughout the year, the employees have the opportunity to contribute to the Jeans Fund when they choose to wear jeans on that day.

The money is then donated to local agencies that provide services for the needy.

In August, a portion of the fund was used to purchase a variety of children's jeans for Love INC's Huntington County Back-to-School Fair.

HC Homekers to hold cookie, candy sale on Dec. 11

The Huntington County Extension Homemakers are sponsoring their seventh annual Holiday Cookie and Candy Sale on Friday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center located on the first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse Annex.

Cookies will be sold by the dozen, and candy will be sold by the half-pound.

Proceeds will go toward education and community service programs in the area.

The Courthouse Annex is located at 354 N. Jefferson Street in downtown Huntington.

For more information, contact Earlynn Worster at 468-2494.


Dillon invites students to serve as Senate pages

Sen. Gary Dillon recently invited area middle and high school students to make the Indiana Statehouse their "classroom for a day" by serving as Senate pages during the 2010 Indiana General Assembly.

During the legislative session, pages spend one day at the Statehouse working with their senator and Senate staff.


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