Special Events & Festivals

Patriotic tunes

Photo by Steve Clark.

Singer/pianist Stephanie Shultz performs for Heritage Pointe of Huntington residents during the assisted living facility’s Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 11. Shultz performed a variety of patriotic tunes for the audience, which included several veterans.

Letter from a serviceman

Photo by Steve Clark.

Patricia Jacobs, an eighth-grade teacher at Riverview Elementary School, shares a letter from her son, Daniel Jacobs, a former Riverview student who now serves in the United States Air Force, during a Veterans Day program at the school on Monday, Nov. 11. Jacobs’ letter gave insights to the program’s attendees about what his life in the military is like.

Insight from veterans

Photo by Steve Clark.

Kyle Hoopingarner (middle) talks about his experiences in the United States Armed Forces during a Veterans Day program at Huntington North High School on Monday, Nov. 11. Hoopingarner was joined by fellow veterans Clayton Baker, Tim Eckert (left) and Olin Roberts (right).

Annual Veterans Day breakfast by sheriff's department

The Huntington County Sheriff's Department again held a free Veterans Day breakfast at VFW Post 2689 for all military veterans. Sidney Jeffers (left), from the sheriff's department and Joe Lemmon (center) from the Indiana State Police, serve United State Marine Corps veteran Ray Williams on Monday morning, Nov. 11.

Huntington County Veterans Day Ceremony

Huntington County Veterans Service Officer Tim Eckert welcomes attendees at the start of the Huntington County Veterans Day Ceremony at the Memorial Park Veterans Memorial in Huntington.

Veterans Day parade

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Veterans ride on the float sponsored by Huntington VFW Post 2689 during the Huntington Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Huntington County again says thank you to military veterans

The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department continued its recent tradition of offering a free breakfast to military veterans on Veterans Day last year. Serving United States Army veteran Richard Howard (left) are (from right) sheriff’s deputy Dylan Lagonegro, Indiana State Police Detective Matt Teusch and Sheriff’s Department Capt. Malcom Jones. This year’s breakfast is set for Monday, Nov. 11, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at VFW Post 2689.
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Events planned for the upcoming Veterans Day weekend include a parade, ceremonies, dinner and a breakfast, all aimed at honoring Huntington County’s military veterans.

The 2019 festivities get underway on Saturday, Nov. 9, with a community parade starting at 10 a.m.

Sheriff’s dept. says thank you to vets with meal

A breakfast to say “thank you” to local veterans will once again be held on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, served up by volunteers, primarily members of the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department.

The meals, provided free to all veterans and their spouses, will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, 220 W. Park Drive, in Huntington. Sheriff Chris Newton says it’s the fifth year the breakfast has been sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department for the county’s military veterans.


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jason Lapan (left), of Huntington, and I Make Sawdust booth owner Dale Boyer discuss woodworking among other things during the Renaissance in Roanoke Fine Art Show and Juried Craft Show in downtown Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12.

The right choice

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Amy Chappell, of Fort Wayne, and Caitlyn Best, also of Fort Wayne, look over some prints for sale at the Renaissance in Roanoke Fine Art Show and Juried Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 12, in downtown Roanoke.

Look at this

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Aimee McVoy (left) and Declan mcVoy, of Roanoke, look over a display of wooden pens at a booth in downtown Roanoke as part of the Renaissance in Roanoke Fine Art Show and Juried Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 12.


A Renaissance in Roanoke back Oct. 12

Plein air painter John Kelty (right) works on his watercolor while Bob Mansfield (left) and Cathy Eckert, both of Fort Wayne, watch during the Renaissance in Roanoke event last year in downtown Roanoke. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Oct. 12.
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Downtown Roanoke will once again be bustling with artists and art lovers as A Renaissance in Roanoke returns to town on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Presented by the Roanoke Village Inn, this annual juried art fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in Roanoke.
The centerpiece of the event is its juried art marketplace. Artwork created by local and regional artists in a range of mediums will be available for purchase.


Photo by Scott Trauner.

A trio of soldiers from the encampment at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pionner Festival fires their muskets at a target on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Watching the blacksmith work

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Vanessa Koughn (back left) and Dave Koughn, both of Huntington, watch as Aaron Dutt (front), of Uniondale, tends to his blacksmithing duties at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Pioneer merry-go-round

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Several youth enjoy a ride on the pioneer merry-go-round sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 637 on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the 44th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival  at the Huntington County 4-H Fairgrounds.