Special Events & Festivals

Filling it up


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Bill Fetrow, director of Love INC, evaluates his truck's bed as he looks for more room to fit donations from Huntington University athletes. Fifteen athletic teams and the president's office bought gifts and food for thirteen local families to enjoy this holiday season.

Christmas greetings


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Roanoke Elementary School fifth-grader Morgan Karshner works on a Christmas bag and card on Dec. 11. Students made the bags and cards for 150 veterans living in Huntington County nursing homes. The bags will be filled and delivered by the American Legion.

Christmas concert


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Andrews Singers entertained their Andrews Elementary School classmates and parents in two Christmas performances on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Hanging with Santa


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Pathfinder Services client Paul Chapman gives Santa a hug after receiving his gift, on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the American Legion Post 85. Santa's visit was part of the annual Christmas party for Pathfinder clients, sponsored by Altrusa International.

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.

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