Special Events & Festivals

Heritage Days steering committee and festival sponsor


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Members of the Heritage Days steering committee met recently with several members of the organization sponsoring this year’s festival, VFW Post 2689, of Huntington.

Senior Expo


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Pharmacist Robin Baker literally makes a point with J.R. Cramer, of Huntington, at the Walgreen’s booth at the 14th annual Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 24, at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Recreation Center.

Exercise at Senior Expo


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Katie Cunningham (left), exercise specialist at Parkview Huntington Hospital, works on some Senior exercises with Glenn Dillon, of Huntington, during the 14th annual Huntington County Senior Expo at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Recreation Center.

Food, entertainment, information on tap at 14th annual Senior Expo

Several members of the Alley Kats dance troupe, from Fort Wayne, perform a Mexican-themed tap number at last year’s Huntington County Senior Expo, at the Merillat Complex at Huntington University. The troupe will again be part of the entertainment for this year’s Expo, set for Thursday, May 24.
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At the Huntington County Council on Aging’s annual Senior Expo visitors will sit for the entertainment, sign up for door prizes and take home information from the more than 80 vendors in attendance. But it’s the food they line up for.

Salamonie Summer Festival invites public to enter parade

The Salamonie Summer Festival Parade invites the community to enter a unit in the parade. This year the parade will be held June 29 at 7 p.m. with the theme “Spirit of a Small Town.” Rain date will be on June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Awards will given to the judges’ choice and may be picked up immediately following the parade at the information booth on the corner of 2nd and Wayne streets.

JeFFFest sponsors in place for ‘fun, food, fabulous ...’ on June 24

Paula Bittner, owner of Four Corners Custom Framing, has made more than 100 frames and has begun selling canvases for this year’s JeFFFest. Artists are invited to “fill the frames” with an original artwork and submit the work for the JeFFFest silent art auction. JeFFFest is sponsored by the frame shop and the LaFontaine Arts Council. The event will be held in downtown Huntington on June 24,from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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The LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing will once again sponsor JeFFFest.

The family-friendly event will take place on June 24 in downtown Huntington from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will feature the three F’s of “fun food, fabulous music and fine art.”

Resked egg hunt to April 7

First Freewill Baptist Church, 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington, canceled its Easter egg hunt due to the inclement weather on Saturday, March 31.

The hunt will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 7, with registration for prizes starting at noon and the egg hunt beginning promptly at 1 p.m., rain or shine.

A hot dog meal will be served.

Sitting with the bunny


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ava Romine, 15 months, sits with the Easter Bunny at Community Link Federal Credit Union, in Huntington, which held an Easter celebration on Friday, March 30, that saw children receive candy and get a chance to meet the holiday’s famed rabbit.

Charge!


Photo by Steve Clark.

Children charge out of the gate at the start of the Roanoke Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, at Roanoke American Legion Post 160.

I got one


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Easton Clabaugh, 1, the son of Michael and Holly Clabaugh, bends to pick up an Easter egg at the Andrews Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 at the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department. The event was put on by the Andrews Community Helpers.

Warren egg hunt


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Children take off running at the start of the Warren Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, at the Knight Bergman Center. The event was sponsored by the Salamonie Active Men.

First Freewill moves egg hunt to April 7

First Freewill Baptist Church, 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington, canceled its Easter egg hunt due to the inclement weather predicted for Saturday, March 31.

The hunt will be rescheduled for Saturday, April 7, with registration for prizes starting at noon, with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 1 p.m. rain or shine.

Hotdogs will also be served.

Northview plans Easter activities

The Northview Church of Christ invites the community to celebrate Easter at the church.

Northview’s annual Easter egg hunt gets underway Saturday, March 31, beginning at 11 a.m.

The hunt, for children ages birth to fifth grade, will have groups divided by their age or grade. Children should bring a basket to collect candy

Hot dogs, chips and drink will be provided for children and their families following the hunt.

First Freewill Baptist Church sets Easter egg hunt for Saturday, March 31

The First Freewill Baptist Church will  hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31. The church will serve hot dogs starting at noon and registration for gift card prizes will also start at noon. The Easter egg hunt begins promptly at 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be special eggs that will win a prize Easter basket.

Bring a camera to get a picture with the Easter bunny.

The church is located at 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington.

St. Peter’s First announces Good Friday, Easter Sunday service times

A Good Friday service will be held at St. Peter’s First Community Church Friday, March 30, at noon.

An Easter Sunday service will be held April 1, at 9:30 a.m.

The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

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