Special Events & Festivals

Christmas in City set for Nov. 24 in Huntington

Featuring children’s activities, a visit by Santa Claus and a tree lighting ceremony, Christmas in the City will take place in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov 24.

Children’s activities will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will be located in the third block of the downtown area. The activities will include free camel, pony and train rides, a petting zoo, face painting in the 5th Parlour and ornament painting in Giggabuggy, the latter which will have a small fee.

Riverview Middle School Veterans Day program

The Riverview Middle School choir performs at the school’s Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12. The program featured performances by the school’s choir and band, plus speeches by a series of speakers.

Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees Friday in Warren

Ellyanna Heim (left) and her sister, Adelyn, check out the gingerbread houses decorated and displayed for competition at the Knight Bergman Center last year during the Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees in Warren. The event will be held again this year on Friday night, Nov. 16. The children are the daughters of Josh and Kari Heim, of Warren.
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The first of two holiday events in Warren in the next two weeks takes place Friday night, Nov. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., when Historic Warren presents the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees.

Much of the event is centered on downtown Warren, with the Warren Public Library and the Knight Bergman Center also being involved.

County vets to be among those featured on TV program tonight

Leo Scheer, a resident at Heritage Pointe of Huntington, tries on virtual reality goggles showing a tour of the Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C., and veterans memorial monuments. He, along with co-resident veterans Bill Jones and Bob Gernand, will be featured in a program to be shown tonight, Monday, Nov. 12, on WANE-TV.
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Some of Huntington’s most distinguished military veterans will be featured in an upcoming television program honoring Northeast Indiana’s veterans.

Leo Scheer, Bob Gernand and Bill Jones, all residents of Heritage Pointe of Huntington, were the stars of a video shoot that took place Oct. 31, according to Honor Flight Northeast Indiana Board Member Michael Thena. The trio are part of several area veterans who will be featured in “Veterans Voices of Northeast Indiana: Honoring Those Who Serve,” which will air on WANE-TV tonight, Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.

Waving on high


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Andrews Elementary School students perform a dance number using American flags as props during a Veterans Day program held at the school on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Huntington North honors veterans


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (left) was the keynote speaker at the Huntington North High School Veterans Day program on Friday morning, Nov. 9. Listening at right are Joel (middle) and Margaret Roush, the son and daughter-in-law of the late J. Edward Roush, eight-term United States Representative, who was metioned by Fetters in his speech about Huntington County “kids” who grew up to serve in the military and become heroes.

Feeding vets


Photo by Scott Trauner.

United States Air Force veteran Randy Walter gets served breakfast by (front right) Capt. Malcom Jones, of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department, and Det. Matt Teusch, of the Indiana State Police, at the Huntington County Sheriff's Department Veterans Day Breakfast on Sunday morning, Nov. 11, at VFW Post 2689. The annual event is free to all veterans and their families.

National Anthem


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sandy Funk (front) sings the National Anthem at the Veterans Memorial Service at Memorial Park in Huntington on Saturday morning, Nov. 10. Huntington County Veterans Service Officer Tim Eckert (left) and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters are in the background.

Veterans Day Parade


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of American Legion Post 7 are bundled up against the cold Saturday morning, Sept 10, as the Veterans Day Parade in Huntington County makes its way to Memorial Park.

Christmas in City set for downtown Huntington Nov. 24

Christmas in the City will take place in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Children can enjoy fun activities from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa Claus and tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park.

Children’s activities will be located on Jefferson Street in the third block of the downtown area. The tree lighting ceremony will follow when Santa arrives on a fire truck.

Riverview Middle School hosting Veterans Day program on Nov. 12

Riverview Middle School is holding a Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m.

Veterans, parents and other members of the community are invited to attend the program. Attendees should enter the school through the main entrance.

The program will feature performances by the Riverview band and choir. Eighth-grade speakers will address the audience, as will Sgt. Dalton Rose, a recruiter for the United States Marine Corps out of Fort Wayne.

The school is located at 2465 Waterworks Rd., Huntington.

Sheriff’s Veterans Day Breakfast Nov. 11 at VFW

Jamie Groves (left) dishes up a plate of food for veteran Brian Reeder during last year’s Veterans Day Breakfast. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department organizes the annual breakfast, which is free for veterans, veterans’ families and anyone who is connected to the military. This year’s breakfast will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington.
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By
STEVE CLARK
The fourth annual Veterans Day Breakfast, sponsored by the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, is set for Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The event sees members of the Sheriff’s Department and other volunteers serve a free breakfast to veterans and their families. While veterans will be the focus of the event, Sheriff Terry Stoffel notes that it will be open to a wide range of people.

All veterans, patriotic citizens can place entries in Vets Day Parade

The Huntington County Veterans Service Office invites all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in this year’s sixth annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 10.

The parade staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the Huntington North High School west parking lot. The parade will officially begin at 10 a.m. with the playing of the National Anthem by the VFW and will end at the Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park. A ceremony will be held at the park at the end of the parade.

Huntington North High School to honor veterans on Friday, Nov. 9

Huntington North High School is holding a Veterans Day program titled “Honoring Service and Sacrifice” on Friday, Nov. 9, in the school’s North Arena at 8 a.m.

The program is open to the public, with a special invitation to veterans and active-duty military personnel, for whom there will be a hospitality room after the program with refreshments.

Warren church invites veterans, active-duty military to Homecoming Celebration Nov. 4

Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families are invited to attend Solid Rock United Methodist Church’s Veterans Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 4.

A church service will be held at 10 a.m. and a complimentary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. After the dinner, there will be a flag-folding ceremony by the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Team and vocal performances by Larry Ryan and Jen Plummer and an armed forces tribute.

The church encourages people to attend both events and wear military attire.

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