Special Events & Festivals

Senior Expo discussion

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Matt Ditzler (left), of the Huntington County Community Foundation, talks with Sue Ellet, of Huntington, at the 13th annual Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday morning, May 18, at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse at Huntington University.

Friendly chat

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Judy Frishschman (center) and Ron Frischman (right) chat with Mike McElhaney at the McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home booth at the Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 18, at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse at Huntington University.

Talking with the sheriff

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Paul (left) and Sandra Landrum, of Huntington, look over some of the material at the Huntington County Sheriff's Department booth while talking with Sheriff Terry Stoffel (back) on Thursday morning, May 18, at the 13th annual Huntington County Senior Expo at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse at Huntington University.

Heritage Days Pageant hopefuls

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Contestants in the Little Miss Heritage Days/Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant gathered for an orientation session Saturday, April 29, at Lincoln Elementary School.

Festival fund-raiser

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Diners gather in the old light plant in Warren on Saturday, April 22, for an evening that included a concert and an auction to raise funds for this summer’s 50th Salamonie Summer Festival.

Buttons and parade entry available for this summer’s Heritage Days

The 2017 Heritage Days button is now available at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.
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Organizers of the 2017 Huntington Heritage Days festival are lining up participants for the June 17 parade and offering the official button for the festival, which runs from June 14 through June 18.

The button features this year’s festival theme, “The ’40s: Liberty, Democracy, Dignity,” and the name of the festival sponsor, Gerdau Huntington Facility. It also depicts the Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, a jet trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force during the 1940s. One of the planes is on display in the veterans’ memorial at Memorial Park.

Taking SSF parade entries

Entries are being accepted for the Salamonie Summer Festival parade, to be held June 30 at 7 p.m. in downtown Warren.

Parade units will line up at 6 p.m. at the north entrance to Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

This year’s festival theme is “50 Years of Festival Memories.”

Entry forms are available at the Warren Town Hall, Bippus State Bank in Warren and the iAB financial bank in Warren. To receive an entry form by mail, leave a message at 224-5504.

All entry forms must be returned no later than June 15.

Salamonie Summer Festival seeking rodeo, concert sponsors

The Salamonie Summer Festival is seeking sponsorships for the rodeo and concert to be held during this summer’s festival.

Country performer Aaron Watson will headline the festival concert on July 3. The presenting sponsor will receive naming rights for the concert and other perks.

Several sponsorships are available for the rodeo, including presenting sponsor, two title sponsorships, a VIP sponsorship and gate sponsorship.

For information, contact Mike Haggerty at 375-4840 or haggertymichael@hotmail.com.

Off to a good start

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rosalina Archuleta, 4, a pupil in the Huntington County Head Start program, scoops up an egg at the beginning of the Easter egg hunt held Wednesday, April 12, in the Head Start playground. The Huntington Metro Kiwanis sponsored the hunt, hiding a total of 300 eggs — some containing prizes — for the 72 kids in the two classes to collect.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Madison Milton is among the many children grabbing Easter eggs at a community Easter egg hunt in Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, April 15. The event was sponsored by American Legion Post 160.

Happy prize-winner

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Brooklyn Engelman leans back on the giant Easter bunny she won after finding of the prize eggs at an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at the Andrews Fire Station, sponsored by the Andrews Community Helpers.

Bunny Hop activity

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Three-year-old Ella Brooks makes Easter cut-outs from clay at a Bunny Hop on Saturday morning, April 15, at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

Taking a gift

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Aiden Roberts (middle), with some encouragement from his father, William Roberts, accepts an Easter egg from the Easter bunny before a community egg hunt at Memorial Park in Huntington on Saturday, April 15. The event was sponsored by the Salvation Army and Something & Moore.

On the hunt

Photo by Steve Clark.

Young Carter Blinn is on the hunt for more Easter eggs to put in his bucket during the Easter egg hunt at the Knight Bergman Center in Warren, sponsored by the Salamonie Active men, on Saturday, April 15.

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church announces special Easter services

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Huntington, will hold special services for Easter weekend.

A Holy Thursday service will be held tonight, Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

On Good Friday, April 14, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion will be held at 1 p.m.

A Blessing of Food will be held on Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m. The Easter Vigil will be held that evening beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Masses on Easter Sunday, April 16, are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The church is at 860 Cherry St., Huntington.

Hangin’ with EB

Lila Hosier (left), 4, of Huntington, visits with the Easter Bunny Saturday, April 8, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. She is the daughter of Amanda and Wesley Hosier. A crowd of children listened to Easter-themed stories and formed a long line to meet the famous bunny and receive an Easter egg and stuffed toy as a gift.

2 Easter services, b’fast at First Breth.

First Brethren Church, 245 S. Marion Rd., Huntington, will hold two services and a breakfast on Easter Sunday, April 16.

A “sonrise” service will be held at 7 a.m., with breakfast following at 7:45 a.m. The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, fruit, orange juice, milk and coffee.

Morning worship begins at 9 a.m.

Northview C of C sets Easter egg hunt Saturday

Northview Church of Christ, 2900 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, will host an Easter egg hunt for children from birth through fifth grade on Saturday, April 15, at 11 a.m.

Hot dogs and chips will be provided.

The public is invited to attend.

Walk/run and egg hunt on Saturday will raise awareness of child abuse

The Huntington County Community Foundation, along with the Huntington Department of Child Services, will hold a community walk/run and Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at Kriegbaum Field.

The egg hunt will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. and the walk/run will begin at 4 p.m.

During the event, teams and individuals will walk the track to represent the 1,670 children nationwide who died as a result of abuse and/or neglect in 2015.

St. Mary sets Easter weekend services

St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, will hold special services for Easter weekend.

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Holy Thursday, tonight, April 13, at 8 p.m.

A Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be held on Good Friday, April 14, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Services on Holy Saturday, April 15, begin at 8 p.m.

The Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord will be celebrated twice on Easter Sunday, April 16, at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The church is at 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

New Hope observes Good Friday, Easter

New Hope United Brethren Church, 2001 Engle St., Huntington, invites the community to walk through its Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, April 14, between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A Good Friday worship service will take place on April 14, at 7 p.m. at The Well, 1883 Old U.S.-24, Huntington.

New Hope will hold two services on Easter morning, April 16. The first begins at 7 a.m. at the observation mound area of Roush Lake Dam. The second will be held at 9:30 a.m. at New Hope Church.

St. Peter announces Holy Week services

St. Peter Lutheran Church, in Huntington, has announced its Holy Week services.

A Maundy Thursday service will be held tonight, April 13, at 7 p.m., celebrating the Lord’s Supper. The service concludes with the stripping of the altar and the reading of Psalm 22.

Good Friday services on April 14 are at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Tenebrae Service, an ancient liturgy, is a service of darkness. The account of the Lord’s Passion is read from the gospels.

Bunny Hop is April 15 in Andrews

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library’s “Bunny Hop,” a spring-themed play day for toddlers through third graders, will be held Saturday, April 15. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Activities will include play dough, crafts, imaginative garden play and more. Children 9 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult or by a sibling who is at least 13 years old.

After playing at the library, youngsters are encouraged to hop down to the fire station at noon for the Andrews Community Helpers‘ annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Zanesville Easter Egg Hunt

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Preston Szelis Jr., 7, of Markle, reaches down to grab an egg at the Zanesville Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at the Zanesville Ball Park.

Markle Easter Egg Hunt

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Wyatt Berry, 3, of Huntington, gathers up eggs at the Markle Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at the Markle Fish and Game Park.

Egg hunt Sunday at Faith Chapel United Methodist Church

Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, 2978W-1100N, Huntington, will host an Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m., at the church.

The event, which is open to children fifth grade and younger, will include a story time, a craft, refreshments and the egg hunt.

All children who attend are eligible to enter in a drawing for a chance to win a new bicycle.

For more information, call 344-1466.

Set community Easter egg hunts

Community Easter egg hunts are scheduled throughout the Huntington County area.

They include:

Markle — Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m., Markle Fish and Game Park.

Zanesville — Saturday, April 8, 1 p.m., Zanesville Ball Park. Sponsored by the Zanesville Lions Club.

Warren — Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m., Knight Bergman Center. Sponsored by Salamonie Active Men.

Huntington — Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m., Memorial Park. Register at the park’s lower pavilion. Sponsored by The Salvation Army and  Something & Moore Discount Store.

Easter egg hunt is April 15 at Andrews fire station

The Andrews Community Helpers are holding their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.

The hunt is open to children through fourth grade and will take place rain or shine.

Donations are welcome to help defray the costs of putting on the event.

The Andrews Volunteer Fire Department is located at 796 N. Main St., Andrews.

First Free Will Baptist will hold egg hunt, basket drawing on Saturday

The First Free Will Baptist Church, 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington, will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 8, at noon.

The hunt will be divided into four age groups, for children up to 1 year old; ages 2 to 4; ages 5 to 8; and ages 9 to 12.

Easter baskets will be given away after the egg hunt, and registration for the baskets will begin at 11 a.m. Three of the baskets will include a gift card, with the grand prize being a $50 gas card.

The Easter bunny will be available for pictures with the children. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

New Hope UBC sets Easter week services

New Hope United Brethren Church has announced services for Easter weekend.

Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday, April 14, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A sunrise service will be held on Easter morning, April 16, at 7 a.m. at the Roush Lake dam. The community is invited to meet at the observation pavilion on the lake side of the dam to watch the sun rise over the lake. Breakfast will be served after the worship service.

An Easter egg hunt for children will be held at the church, located at 2001 Engle St., Huntington, at 8:30 a.m.