Former Huntington County business owner offers free prom dresses

High School girls in Huntington County have a chance to look great for prom night, for free.

Sue Mygrant, the former owner of Wedding Rentals and More, has 75 prom dresses she wants to give away to local high schoolers.

"I didn't know what else to do with them," Mygrant says. "There are people out there struggling to make it, and I wanted to help out the community."

Good Citizen Award

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Taylor Phillip Allred (fourth from left) recently received the Good Citizen Award from the Samuel Huntington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. With him are (from left) his father, Tom Allred; DAR State Regent Martha Barnhart; local Regent Alice Stickler; Taylor Allred; his mother, Cindy Allred; and local DAR historian Jean Kaltenmark.

Salamonie School PROS group to hold fund-raising carnival

The Salamonie School PROS will be holding their bi-annual carnival on Friday, March 26. A supper will be held from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. The games will start promptly at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m.

The supper will consist of walking tacos, nachos, hot dogs, chili dogs and East of Chicago pizza. There will be numerous games for all ages, including inflatable interactive games and raffles as well.

All games, food and raffles will require tickets, which can be purchased ahead of time.

Huntington Democrat Party to hold business meeting Tuesday, March 16

The Huntington Democrat Party will hold a business meeting on Tuesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m., at the party's headquarters.

The meeting will include the election of a vice chair, which due to Indiana Laws, must be female.
Interested women can send a letter of candidacy to Chairman Jim Long, at 2066 Sabine St., Huntington, IN 46750.

The meeting is mandatory for precinct committee members.
The headquarters is located at 20 N. Jefferson St.


Applications being taken for scholarship

Huntington County HELP, Inc. for Disabled Citizens will award a scholarship in memory of the late board member John Decker.

The John Decker Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded to a Huntington county resident who is a high school senior or a student enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in post high school studies who has or has had a physical or learning disability.
Disability must be documented with an IEP, a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or a physician's letter.

Master Gardener instructs group on making rain barrel

On Saturday, March 6, Master Gardener Richard Wymer instructs a small group on how to make their own rain barrel. The workshop instructed participants on the benefits of using rain barrels to help in water conservation as well as for environmental reasons.

4-H volunteers orientation workshop set for March 25

Individuals interested in serving as volunteers with the Huntington County 4-H program or current volunteers with less than two years of service must attend the County 4-H Volunteer Orientation workshop on Thursday, March 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the Courthouse Annex and will cover 4-H policies and procedures, expectations and responsibilities of 4-H volunteers, safety issues with working with youth and understanding positive youth development.

Working on costume design at Evangelical UMC

Photo by Andre Laird.

(From left) Elizabeth Grantham, Marianne Christman and Eve Rowley work on the stage and costume designs during ‘Drama Day,' held at Evangelical United Methodist Church, on Saturday, March 6. Participants practiced skits, designed the set and costumes and performed for friends and family later in the day.

Zahm farm earns Hoosier Homestead award

A local farm became Huntington County's most recent recipient of the Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of the farm's ownership by the same family for at least 100 years.

Larry Zahm's farm was one of 35 Indiana operations to receive the award during a ceremony hosted by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman on Feb. 19.

"There are only a very small number of families in Huntington County that can claim that," Larry says.

In 1873, Nicholas Zahm, a native German from whom many Zahms in the county are descended, founded the Zahm farm north of Huntington.

Service is the focus for several Huntington University students on spring break

Instead of a week at the beach or at home relaxing, students from around Huntington University are setting off this spring break with another goal in mind.

Service is the focus for numerous students this March 15-19 as they travel to Benton Harbor, MI, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, among other destinations, to help in schools, Habitat for Humanity and other projects in those communities.

"Part of our core values here is missions," said Grace McBrayer, director of first-year students and volunteer services at the university. "One of our goals is enacting that."

HNHS DECA competes at state competition

The Huntington North DECA group recently participated in the state competition in Indianapolis.
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The Huntington North DECA group (Distributive Education Clubs of America) recently competed in the 2010 State Career Development Conference in Indianapolis. They are apart of the Marketing program through the Business department at the high school.

They had competed at the district level at Fort Wayne Snider in January and placed high enough to compete in Indianapolis.

MMM to host Chamber After Hours

The next Huntington County Chamber of Commerce sponsored After Hours event will be hosted by Miller's Merry Manor, on Tuesday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event offers networking opportunities for area businesses.

Reservations are required and must be made by Thursday, March 11, by calling the chamber at 356-5300.

Miller's Merry Manor is located at 1500 Grant St.


American Legion 160 to sponsor fish fry, bake sale for Boy Scouts

American Legion Post 160, Roanoke, will sponsor a fish fry, on Friday, March 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The evening includes all-you-can-eat fish, hushpuppies, baked potatoes or French fries and coleslaw or applesauce.

A bake sale will also be held.

Proceeds from the fish fry will go to Boy Scout Troop 302 to purchase equipment.


Session will explain Excel accounting program

Huntington University's Excel Adult Degree Programs will hold an informational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 15, in room 125 of the university's Science Hall.

This free event is open to anyone interested in completing a bachelor of science degree in accounting.
Carrie Hoffman, admissions consultant, will be on hand to answer questions.

Chamber seminar teaches data backup techniques

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will host a free "Lunch and Learn" seminar on Tuesday, March 16, from noon to 1 p.m.

FPC Technology Group, of Bluffton, will present "What Every Business Owner Must Have in Place Now To Guarantee A Fast, Easy And Painless Recovery Of Their Data After A Disaster."