Special Events & Festivals

Banquet of baked goods


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Maryann Kummer (left) and Becky McClure select cookies from a table on Saturday, Dec. 12, during the Cookie Walk. The event was hosted by Christ's United Methodist Church, in Roanoke.

Old German School to host Christmas program

The heritage of the "German settlement" will be celebrated with a Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Old German School.

Dressed as vintage carolers, the Sharp Creek Musicians will be in performance, singing traditional Christmas hymns.

The German School was built in 1887, by members of the St. Paul Evangelical Church and recently restored.

For more information call 356-4218.

The building is located three miles north of U.S.-24 on the Huntington-Wabash County Line Road, at the intersection of West Maple Grove Rd. and CR 1000W.

Helping the needy


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Roanoke Elementary Student Council members Kenzie Estep (left) and Mary Winans volunteer as bell ringers on Dec. 5. The Student Council volunteered to help the Salvation Army as bell ringers at Lassus Handy and Hoosier Foods in Roanoke.

No room


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Members of Union Church, dressed as Mary and Joseph, re-enact the scene from the inn at Bethlehem on Thursday, Dec. 10, as part of the live nativity the church held this past weekend at Hier's Park.

Singing holiday tunes


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Members of Union Church operate puppets singing comtemporary Christmas songs on Thursday, Dec. 10, as part of the live nativity event the church put on at Hier's Park this past weekend.

Angelic performance


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington Catholic pre-school students perform one of their numbers on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the school's Christmas program, which was titled, "The Little Bell That Wouldn't Stop Ringing."

Huntington County residents can help Salvation Army, Love INC

Local charities are asking for donations this holiday season, and Huntington County resi-dents can help.
The Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market St., Huntington, accepts donations year-round, but is in special need of food items for the holiday season. The Salvation Army provides food for over 200 families, and also packs 400 food boxes for the needy in the community, says Captain Tim Sell.

The Christmas story


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Beccah Kerlin (left) and Porter Kennedy filled the roles of May and Joseph during a Christmas program put on by the College Park Preschool. The program was held in the College Park United Brethren Church sanctuary and included Christmas songs by the creative play and preschool classes.

Crafty


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Andrews/Dallas Township Public Library Board Member Edna Strickler (right) helps Aaliyah Quillen (left) create Christmas ornaments at the library on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 5. The event was the library's children's activity for December.

Historical society to hold Christmas open house Dec. 15

Mark and Vickie kiefer wil perform old-fashioned Christmas music during the Dec. 15 meeting of the Huntington County Historical Society.
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The public is invited to a Christmas open house and program at the Huntington County Historical Museum on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

Local musicians Mark and Vickie Kiefer will present a program of old- fashioned American Christmas music, which will feature a sing-along and the background stories of many favorite holiday songs.

Mark Kiefer is the choir director at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, and has also taught fourth grade at Lincoln Elementary School for the past 35 years.

Christmas sharing


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Volunteer Dixie Harrold displays some of the items donated for Huntington County Right to Life's 30th annual Christmas Care and Share Program. This year, the group will provide gifts for 25 children. Each child will receive numerous gifts and each family will receive wrapping materials and a grocery certificate. Donations of new gift items for children through age 6 and new wrapping materials are being accepted at the Right to Life office, 34 E. Washington St. For more information, call 356-5933.

HU athletics teams up with Love INC

The Huntington University Athletic Department is teaming up with Love INC to sponsor local families for Christmas.

The HU President's Office along with each of the 15 athletic teams is buying gifts and providing food for Huntington County families. Through these efforts, the children of 13 families will have presents to open on Christmas morning.

Cookie sales will raise funds for Love INC

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church will hold its third annual Christmas cookie party on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The youth will be making and decorating Christmas cookies that will go on sale the next day at 10 a.m. between services.

There will also be games, crafts and Christmas devotions.
The proceeds from the cookie sale will go to Love INC.

The church is located at 6383W-600S.

 

Where do I put it?


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Roanoke Elementary School fourth-graders Kelsey Retherford (left) and Josh Rice place their ornaments on the Christmas tree at the Heritage Center in Ronaoke. The students were treated to a story and snacks afterward.

HNHS bands set free concert on Tuesday

The Huntington North High School Band Department will be hosting a Winter/Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington North auditorium.

Admission is free to the event, which will feature the Fall Concert Band, the Freshman Viking Band and the concert version of the Marching Vikes.

The bands will perform a variety of music, including Christmas music, marches and traditional band literature.

For more information, contact John Gardner, director of bands at 356-6104 ext. 1038, or by e-mail at jgardner@hccsc.k12.in.us.

 

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