Special Events & Festivals

Huntington North honors veterans

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (left) was the keynote speaker at the Huntington North High School Veterans Day program on Friday morning, Nov. 9. Listening at right are Joel (middle) and Margaret Roush, the son and daughter-in-law of the late J. Edward Roush, eight-term United States Representative, who was metioned by Fetters in his speech about Huntington County “kids” who grew up to serve in the military and become heroes.

Feeding vets

Photo by Scott Trauner.

United States Air Force veteran Randy Walter gets served breakfast by (front right) Capt. Malcom Jones, of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department, and Det. Matt Teusch, of the Indiana State Police, at the Huntington County Sheriff's Department Veterans Day Breakfast on Sunday morning, Nov. 11, at VFW Post 2689. The annual event is free to all veterans and their families.

National Anthem

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sandy Funk (front) sings the National Anthem at the Veterans Memorial Service at Memorial Park in Huntington on Saturday morning, Nov. 10. Huntington County Veterans Service Officer Tim Eckert (left) and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters are in the background.

Veterans Day Parade

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of American Legion Post 7 are bundled up against the cold Saturday morning, Sept 10, as the Veterans Day Parade in Huntington County makes its way to Memorial Park.

Christmas in City set for downtown Huntington Nov. 24

Christmas in the City will take place in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Children can enjoy fun activities from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. followed by a visit from Santa Claus and tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. at Rotary Centennial Park.

Children’s activities will be located on Jefferson Street in the third block of the downtown area. The tree lighting ceremony will follow when Santa arrives on a fire truck.

Riverview Middle School hosting Veterans Day program on Nov. 12

Riverview Middle School is holding a Veterans Day program on Monday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m.

Veterans, parents and other members of the community are invited to attend the program. Attendees should enter the school through the main entrance.

The program will feature performances by the Riverview band and choir. Eighth-grade speakers will address the audience, as will Sgt. Dalton Rose, a recruiter for the United States Marine Corps out of Fort Wayne.

The school is located at 2465 Waterworks Rd., Huntington.

Sheriff’s Veterans Day Breakfast Nov. 11 at VFW

Jamie Groves (left) dishes up a plate of food for veteran Brian Reeder during last year’s Veterans Day Breakfast. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department organizes the annual breakfast, which is free for veterans, veterans’ families and anyone who is connected to the military. This year’s breakfast will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington.
TAB file photo.

The fourth annual Veterans Day Breakfast, sponsored by the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, is set for Sunday, Nov. 11, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The event sees members of the Sheriff’s Department and other volunteers serve a free breakfast to veterans and their families. While veterans will be the focus of the event, Sheriff Terry Stoffel notes that it will be open to a wide range of people.

All veterans, patriotic citizens can place entries in Vets Day Parade

The Huntington County Veterans Service Office invites all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in this year’s sixth annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 10.

The parade staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the Huntington North High School west parking lot. The parade will officially begin at 10 a.m. with the playing of the National Anthem by the VFW and will end at the Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park. A ceremony will be held at the park at the end of the parade.

Huntington North High School to honor veterans on Friday, Nov. 9

Huntington North High School is holding a Veterans Day program titled “Honoring Service and Sacrifice” on Friday, Nov. 9, in the school’s North Arena at 8 a.m.

The program is open to the public, with a special invitation to veterans and active-duty military personnel, for whom there will be a hospitality room after the program with refreshments.

Warren church invites veterans, active-duty military to Homecoming Celebration Nov. 4

Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families are invited to attend Solid Rock United Methodist Church’s Veterans Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 4.

A church service will be held at 10 a.m. and a complimentary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. After the dinner, there will be a flag-folding ceremony by the Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Team and vocal performances by Larry Ryan and Jen Plummer and an armed forces tribute.

The church encourages people to attend both events and wear military attire.

Craftsman at work

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ernie Peas, of Wabash, hand hews a wooden bowl from a block of wood in his booth at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13.

Performance art

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Singer/guitarist Joe Justice performs for the crowd at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, in downtown Roanoke.

Admiring some artwork

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Admiring some artwork in a vendor booth at A Renaiisance in Roanoke on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13 are (from left) Mary Wiemann, Connie Wolfe and Thomas Wolfe, all of Fort Wayne.

Painting on the street

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Heidi Malott, of Fort Wayne, does some plein air painting at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 13, as part of the festival's plein air competition.

Renaissance in Roanoke giving attendees biggest event ever

Dennis Albertson, of Hamilton, does some “Plein Air” painting at last year’s Renaissance in Roanoke in downtown Roanoke. The event, featuring “Plein Air” competitions, music, entertainment, food and children’s activities, will be held Saturday, Oct. 13.
TAB file photo

Those who come to the A Renaissance in Roanoke this year will get an extra treat, with the inaugural addition of a juried craft area added to the show, set for Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. The addition makes this year’s event the biggest yet.

Ruth Marsh, who heads up this year’s show, is excited about it, saying adding the craft section will give shoppers a wider price range in which to find art and handcrafted treasures.