Huntington, Markle libraries to hold pumpkin decorating contests

The Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Markle Branch will host a pumpkin decorating contest.

From Oct. 20 to 26 decorated pumpkins may be brought to either branch to be displayed in the Children's Department. Pumpkins should not be carved, but can be decorated with markers, paints, yarn, cloth, hats, or any such item and may be submitted by families, individuals or groups.

LAC fashion show, auction will be held on Nov. 7

The LaFontaine Arts Council of Huntington County will present its annual fashion show fundraiser on Nov. 7 at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

The event includes a luncheon, a fashion show with styles from Chico's and a silent auction.

A social time will begin at 11 a.m. with the luncheon served at 11:30 a.m.. The silent auction will conclude at the end of the luncheon.

This year's Arts Advocate will be Karen Kennedy of Goshen. Originally from Huntington, Kennedy will share her vocal talent and dedication commitment to the importance of arts in education.

Somerset Duchy will share medieval life Sunday at Huntington library

Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Somerset Duchy of the Adrian Empire will partner to host the library's third annual Medieval Faire on Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 5 p.m.

Interacting with visitors will be medieval characters portrayed by members of the medieval re-enactment group, the Somerset Duchy of the Adrian Empire, who have created the content of the festival and who, dressed in period costumes, will present the event with help from library staff members.

Leadership Academy scholarships available

The Huntington County Leadership Board of Directors and the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will each award a scholarship for someone to attend the 2010 Huntington County Leadership Academy.

The two scholarships will be given to employees of non-profit agencies in Huntington County.

The academy is slated to begin on Jan. 6, 2010, and run every other Wednesday through May 12, 2010. Ed Vessels and Dr. Rick Upchurch will, for the second consecutive year, teach the academy.

New officers

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Tim Gray and Lynn Brown are two of the volunteer board members for the Forks of the Wabash Historic Society. New board members were announced during a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

County BZA agenda set for Wednesday

The Huntington County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30p.m. in the GAR Room on the second floor of the Courthouse.

The only item on the agenda is a proposed amendment to the Huntington County zoning ordinance regarding wind energy conversion systems.



Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Dan Akeley (left), executive director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, presents the Battle of the Businesses traveling trophy to Tammy Fearnow, who coordinated the winning Our Sunday Visitor teams. OSV has been participating in the battle for five years and won the title for the first time this year, placing in the top three of 14 of the 39 events. Participating OSV staff members celebrated their victory on Friday, Oct. 2.

Talking government

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

United States Rep. Mark Souder, who represents Indiana's 3rd Congressional district, talks to Flint Springs Elementary School students about his role in government. Souder spoke to the students on Friday, Oct. 2, and also fielded questions.

Accepting entries for county 4-H theme and design contest for 2010

The Huntington County 4-H Theme and Design Contest is currently accepting entries for the 2010 4-H year.

Members of the 4-H program are encouraged to submit entries in both theme and design categories and may have more than one entry in each category.

All entries must be submitted to the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office no later than Thursday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m.

The winning entries will be used in a variety of 4-H promotional materials for the 2010 4-H club year.

Helping out

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four community organizations benefitted from a Sept. 13 golf tournament at Norwood Golf Club sponsored by the Bippus and Andrews Lions Clubs. The tournament raised $800, which was divided among The Open Door, Parkview Hospice, Love INC and Cancer Services for Huntington County.

Checking out the jewelry

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Checking out some of the handmade jewelry at one of the booths at the Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11, are (from left) Melani Wilson, Jan Antalis and Sharon Fallon.

Caricatures at Renaissance

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cassity Lincoln has her caricature drawn by Phil Coffel during the Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Approving look

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cameron Buckler looks at his painted face in a mirror during the Renaissance in Roanoke in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Poetry reading

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alexandra Zannis, of he Northeast P.O.E.T.S., read a poem druing the Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Fashionable pooches

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

This is what the fashionable canines were wearing on Saturday, Oct. 11, when they and their owners turned out for the Dog Walk, sponsored by the Huntington County Humane Society.