Special Events & Festivals

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.


YSB Christmas open house

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Erica Anderson-Center, left, and Lois Wajer enjoy lunch during the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County's annual Christmas open house on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Both women are from Family Centered Services.

Concert at Northview on Sunday, Dec. 13

The Northview Church of Christ, 2900 N. Jefferson St., will host a gospel Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 10:30 a.m.

The gospel group "Water in2 Wine" will sing and lead the entire worship hour.

Water In2 Wine is made up of Aaron and Jonathan Aslocks. They have released three albums, the latest titled "Just Look Ahead."


Evangelical UM Adult Choir to perform Christmas musical

The Evangelical United Methodist Church Adult Choir will perform the Christmas musical, "A LIght Still Shines," on Thursday, dEc. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. both days, at the church, located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.
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The adult choir of Evangelical United Methodist Church will perform the Christmas musical "A Light Still Shines" on Thursday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.

The musical will also be performed at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.

The musical, written by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Camp Kirkland, includes a vari-ety of traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

Under the direction of Mark Kiefer, the 25-voice choir will sing a wide variety of Christ-mas songs.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd.


HNHS choirs to present annual 'Christmas Celebration' Monday

The choirs of Huntington North High School will present their annual "Christmas Celebration" concert on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium.

The entire cast of choirs including Viking Chorale, Viking Ladies, Glee Club, Concert Choir and Varsity Chamber Singers will perform.

The program will feature many Christmas favorites, including "The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year,",The Christmas Song," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Carol of the Bells," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Silent Night," "O Holy Night" and G.F. Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus."

Checking it twice

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Santa reads a Christmas list from Trey Greene (right) during a visit to the Markle Church of Christ on Saturday, Dec. 5. Santa's visit was part of Markle's "Christmas in Our Town" celebration.

Artist at work

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Stan Horne carves a butterfly out of a block of ice in a downtown Markle parking lot on Saturday, Dec. 5. The demonstration was part of Markle's "Christmas in Our Town" celebration. The completed carving will remain on the corner until it melts.

Watching carefully

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Martha Gearhart tracks the numbers on her card during a session of Holiday Bingo Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Markle Fire Station. The games were part of Markle's "Christmas in Our Town" celebration.

Craft help

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Samantha Parent receives some help from her mother, Cindy Parent, as she glues together a snowman during a Christmas craft session Friday, Dec. 4, at the Roanoke Town Hall. The crafts were held as part of Roanoke's "Christmas in the Village" celebration.

Discussing the list

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lydia Stout, 5, ponders her Christmas list during a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Roanoke Town Hall. Santa's arrival kicked off the community's "Christmas in the Village" celebration.

Oh yeah!

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

David Maddox displays the Wrestlemania T-shirt he received as a gift during a Christmas party for Pathfinder Services clients on Saturday, Dec. 5. The Alrusa Club sponsored the party, which included Christmas carols, an appearance by Santa Claus, gifts and food.

Huntington Parks and Rec Dept. to again offer 'Letters from Santa'

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department will once again offer Letters from Santa to Huntington County children ages 6 years and younger.

This will be the sixth year the Parks Department has offered this free service to Huntington residents.

Forms may be picked up at the Parks Department office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or may be filled out online at www.huntington.in.us. Forms must be completed by Dec. 18, at noon.

Each child will receive his or her personalized letter from Santa on or before Monday, December 21.

St. Peter Lutheran Church announces series of holiday events

St. Peter Lutheran Church announces is calendar of events for the holiday season.

Dec. 9 - Advent II, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 16. - Advent III, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 20 - Children's Christmas program, at 7 p.m.

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve service, at 10 p.m.

Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve service, at 7 p.m.

For more information call the church at 356-6528.

The church is located at 605 Polk St.


Christmas tradition

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and individuals, the giant Christmas wreath that once graced the front of Huntington's Wolf & Dessauer department store was lighted this evening, Thursday, Dec. 3, and will be lit each evening through Dec. 31 from 6 to 10. The costs of lighting the wreath is being underwritten by Myers Funeral Homes, McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, Bailey-Love Mortuary and Deal-Rice Funeral Homes. Local electrician Larry PeGan donated the labor to install a timer that has been purchased by an anonymous donor.

Christmas display at Memorial Park

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A Christmas display at Memorial Park in Huntington was lighted this evening, Thursday, Dec. 3, and will be lit each evening through Dec. 31, from 6 to 10. There are several light groupings available in a drive-through area located off Bartlett Street. The display is staged with the help of Huntington resident Chris Elston and uses LED lights and computer controls.