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by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com

Trip to State Fair

Huntington County Council on Aging’s bus trip to the Indiana State Fair is drawing near. The trip is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7. Miller’s Merry Manor will provide a free light breakfast for everyone at 7 a.m., prior to departure. The bus will leave from the Senior Center’s location at Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan Street parking lot, at 7:30 a.m. sharp. The bus will stop in Anderson on the return trip for an early dinner at participants’ own expense and return to Huntington around 6 p.m.

The price includes the roundtrip ride in the motor coach bus and a ticket into the fair. For more information or to reserve your space, call the Senior Center at (260) 359-4410.

Art of Medicine show

Cardinal Family Medicine will hold an open house to continue the series called “The Art of Medicine.” The open house will be held at their location at 225 Hauenstein Road and the public is invited. The goal is to show how important humanities are in science and to have an event where the community can gather to celebrate the arts. The next open house will be Friday, August 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. Kari Zeplin from Fort Wayne will display her paintings which will hang in the building for the next four months. Her work can be seen at www.karizeplinart.com. This show is open to the public, is kid friendly and refreshments will be served to those attending.

Love Inc. hosts  Unity Feast

Love In the Name of Christ will have its ninth annual Unity Feast on Sunday, August 19. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Merchants Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds on S. Briant Street. Volunteers are needed to help out with several duties, including making pies and desserts to greeters, ticket takers, servers and carry-out. Contact Erin Didion at (260) 356-0933 to volunteer.

Andrews makes billing changes

The Andrews Clerk-Treasurer’s office announced it will be sending out new utility billing forms, starting Aug. 1. Residents will receive an envelope containing their utility bill instead of the postcard format. Contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s office at 260-786-3848 with questions.

LAC picks hydrant painting theme

The LaFontaine Arts Council is seeking artists to paint fire hydrants in and around downtown Huntington. This year’s theme is “comic characters,” where artists can choose from well-known animated characters from comic books, TV or movies to decorate their hydrants.

The project was chose to enrich, entertain and educate the public on art, and it was designed to promote arts, culture and provide a showcase for local and area artists as well as increase pedestrian traffic in downtown Huntington. Opening day is Sept. 9.

Interested artists can contact LAC Director Debbie Dyer at lafontaineartscouncil@gmail.com or 260-358-0055.

Can Drive ongoing

Mike’s Car Care Center, 1745 Etna Ave., is holding a canned-food drive throughout July. Customers will receive a discount on oil changes for donating goods, and anyone is welcome to make a food or monetary donation, even if they don’t need service. All proceeds will go to the New Life Meal Ministry in Huntington. For more information call 260-359-8000.

Farmers Markets

Huntington: Wednesdays, City Parking Lot, 4 to 6 p.m.

Roanoke: Saturdays, Main Street, 9 a.m.

Warren: Thursdays, 100 block S. Main Street, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday behind Daugherty Companies, 9 a.m. to noon