Old Fashioned Christmas Parade & Night in Bethlehem

Lighted Christmas Parade-Night in Bethlehem

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce and Salem United Church of Christ invite you to enjoy our beautiful Lighted Parade and Night in Bethlehem on Saturday, December 6th.

Our wonderful Lighted Christmas Parade begins at 6:00pm at the Huntingburg City Office.  Santa & Mrs. Claus will be leading the way on Ol’ Betsy, our adorably personable firetruck.  The Southridge Marching Band and various community groups will be participating in the parade.  Candles will be handed out to parade spectators.  The parade will continue down 4th Street to Salem Church.  As the parade passes, we invite the spectators, both young and not-as-young, to join in and walk with us to Salem United Church of Christ’s Parish Hall (4th & Walnut) where we can all experience a fantastic Night in Bethlehem at the Marketplace.  Santa & Mrs. Claus will also be at Salem to discuss Christmas lists with the youngsters.

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to shop locally on Fourth Street during the day.  The downtown shops are dressed up and ready to meet your Christmas gift needs.  Many shops will be staying open until the start of the Parade at 6:00.

For more information, please contact Nick Stevens at the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce at 812.683.5699 or email at info@huntingburgchamberofcommerce.org.

Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Mission: The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce shall be a leader in providing a progressive environment for promoting business opportunities and the quality of life in Huntingburg and the surrounding community.


Junior Achievement: Career Exploration Day

Career Exploration website REGISTER letter


a Career Fair that High School students from Jasper, Southridge, NE Dubois, and Forest Park are participating in.

It is happening at Pike Central HS. We are partnering with their Career Success Coalition to provide this event.

We need local businesses to come and to display at the fair and talk with the students.


Register now to be part of Career Exploration Day!  See attachment for details of this event – – – –

Tuesday, March 10th for the Inaugural Career Exploration Day at Pike Central High School.



Huntingburg Housing Authority Celebrating New Computer Room


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The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand opening of the Huntingburg Housing Authority’s new Computer Room.

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, Huntingburg Housing Authority will celebrate the opening of their new computer room at 1102 Friendship Village, Huntingburg IN, 47542. The Grand Opening Celebration will be at 4:00pm. The event will include a short presentation with Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner and Huntingburg Housing Authority Executive Director, Heidi Reller speaking. There will be refreshments following the celebration

The mission of the Huntingburg Housing Authority (HHA) is to provide adequate & affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment without discrimination to the citizens of this area.  We will provide and maintain a decent, safe and sanitary living environment.  It is the intent of this agency to be considered a valued part of the local community.

Come see the new computer room, meet Huntingburg Housing Authority Executive Director, Heidi Reller, the HHA Board and see everything they have to offer.  The HHA will also be recognizing all the groups and individuals who have made the Computer Room possible.

Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Mission: The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce shall be a leader in providing a progressive environment for promoting business opportunities and the quality of life in Huntingburg and the surrounding community.


Destination Huntingburg Recognized as Official Main Street Program

Destination Huntingburg Logo Ideas (2)Huntingburg, Ind. – Destination Huntingburg has been recognized as an official member of the State of Indiana’s Main Street Program. The Indiana Main Street (IMS) program encourages economic development, improvement and restoration in the downtown areas of Indiana cities and towns.

The IMS is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Ellen Harper, OCRA Southwest Community Liaison presented to the Destination Huntingburg board of directors on Thursday, November 6, 2014 a certificate signed by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann,  officially designating Destination Huntingburg to the IMS.

“I am so pleased to welcome Destination Huntingburg to the Indiana Main Street Program,” says Harper. “Huntingburg has a wonderfully unique downtown and with the assistance of the IMS, I am confident it will continue to be a destination attraction.”

“We are really excited to be an official Main Street Program recognized by the State of Indiana,” says Destination Huntingburg President Rachel Steckler. “Through this program, we will be eligible for grants that can be used to restore, improve and maintain many of the wonderful assets we are blessed to have in downtown Huntingburg.”

Destination Huntingburg joins over 100 other Indiana Main Street communities throughout the state. Board members include: Rachel Steckler (President); Jayme Rasche (Vice President); Cathy Young (Treasurer); Sandy Kays (Secretary); Melissa Baxter; Jenna Gogel; Vickie Lewis; Amanda Smith; Nick Stevens and Mary Uebelhor.

For more information, or to become involved in Destination Huntingburg, please contact Rachel Steckler at rsteckler@huntingburg-in.gov or by phone at 683-2211.


Dubois County November Events

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Lots of Activities going on in the month of November in Dubois County. The Huntingburg Christmas Stroll is the 6th-9th, featuring Holiday Home Tour, Santa Visits, Horse Drawn Carriage rides, Strolling Carolers and much more. Ferdinand’s Christkindmarkt 14-16, Huntingburg Gun & Knife Show 15th-16th and much more.


Will Read and Sing For Food to perform benefit for Shared Abundance food pantry

The Huntingburg Merchants Association and the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce will present Will Read and Sing For Food on Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.This show, which is the kick-off event for the city’s Christmas Stroll, will benefit the Shared Abundance Food Pantry. Will Read (and sing) For Food is a unique mix of live music and humor essays. It will feature Herald humor columnist Scott Saalman and musicians Ed Walston, the Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Bryan and Jaime Bolin and Daniel Ross. Matthew Crane (Dubois Country Free Press) will also read an original, humorous essay. Admission is a canned good or monetary donation, which will be given to Shared Abundance. The show will be held at Old Town Hall (309 N. Geiger Street). In the past three years, Will Read and Sing For Food has raised $32,391 for community-related non-profit organizations. To learn more, visitwww.willreadandsingforfood.com or “like” their Facebook page at Will Read For Food (Jasper, Indiana).


Huntingburg Hosting 29th Annual Christmas Stroll

Christmas Stroll

The Huntingburg Merchants Association is hosting the 29th Annual Huntingburg Christmas Stroll starting Thursday, November 6th through Sunday, November 9th. The Christmas Stroll kicks off the official start of the Dubois County Olde World Christmas Season.

Thursday kicks off the weekend events with all day shopping from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The evening will be topped off with a special event at the Old Town Hall, 309 N. Geiger St., by Will Read & Sing for Food at 7:00 pm. Admission is a canned good or monetary donation, which will be given to Shared Abundance.

Friday offers all day shopping from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and the Holiday Home tour running from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. This years tour includes a stop at the Huntingburg Museum, which will serve as the Hospitality Stop, and 5 homes in Huntingburg.

Saturday continues with shopping from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The day is full of family-friendly events like horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and Strolling carolers from Southridge High School Choir. The evening will be capped off with a free Christmas concert by the Celebration Singers at Salem Church, 202 E 4th St., a free-will offering will be collected.

Sunday closes out the event with shops opening at 12:00 pm, the delicious Cookie Walk at the Old Town Hall, as well as horse drawn carriage rides. The Christmas Stroll will come to a close at 5:00 pm.

Free refreshments will be offered by most shops throughout the event.

Come join the Huntingburg Merchants for this family-friendly weekend of events.

For more information, visit http://huntingburgmerchants.wordpress.com/ or www.huntingburgchamber.org.

Huntingburg Christmas Stroll Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 6th

  • 7:00 p.m. Kick-off event for the Huntingburg Christmas Stroll at the Old Town     Hall. Will Read and Sing for Food will perform a benefit for the Shared Abundance Food Pantry.

Friday, November 7th

  • Shops Open 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. for all-day and late-night shopping
  • Holiday Home Tour 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., tickets available at the Hospitality House (Huntingburg Museum), The Downtown Emporium, Touch of Class and Gehlhausens’ Flowers & Gifts $10.00 per ticket.
  • Homes are:
    • Hospitality House: 508 E. 4th St. (Huntingburg Museum)
    • Lisa Buschkoetter: 114 E. 2nd St.
    • Christine Prior: 117 E. 2nd St.
    •  Susan Fenton: 201 E. 2nd St.
    • Emily & Elliot Meyer: 512 Roger St. (Top of Cherry Street)
    • Jeff & Deanna Bounds: 616 N. Main St.

Saturday, November 8th

  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides pick up location is at the Huntingburg City Office Parking Lot 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive at 1:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Carolers from Southridge High School Choir caroling down the streets.
  • Christmas Concert at Salem Church at 7:00 p.m.  This will be the “Celebration Singers” first Christmas Event of the Season. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Sunday, November 9th

  •  Shops Open 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for all-day shopping
  •  Cookie Walk upstairs at the Old Town Hall starting at 12:00 p.m. until the cookies are gone!
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides pick up location is at the Huntingburg City Office Parking Lot 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Free Refreshments in most shops during the Christmas Stroll.


Huntingburg Hosting Southwest Indiana Film Festival


This Saturday, the first Southwest Indiana Film Festival will be held at the Huntingburg Old Town Hall, 309 North Geiger Street.

Filmmakers were invited to create local films featuring the iconic landmarks and locations of Dubois County as part of the backdrop of their creations.

During the festival, filmmakers, special effects artists, script writers and cinematographers will be open to discuss their craft. Seminars and Q&A sessions are scheduled throughout the day.

The event opens at 10 a.m. and culminates in the evening at about 6 p.m. for the showing of all the films created for the event.

Attendees to the screening will be asked to vote for the People’s Choice Award for the festival. The screening will be followed by the awards ceremony announcing the all the winners.

The schedule of seminars for the day is as follows.

  • 10 a.m. Creating and perfecting your sound for film.
  • 11 a.m. Special effects make-up and props.
  • 12 p.m. Acting
  • 2 p.m. Scriptwriting
  • 3:30 p.m. Directing and Cinematography
  • 5 p.m. Documentary filmmaking
  • 6 p.m. Film screenings open followed by the awards ceremony

This event was made possible by our sponsors, Dubois County Tourism, Friends of the Arts, City of Huntingburg, Smithville Communications, Farbest Foods, Dubois County Community Foundation, Uebelhor and Sons, Uebelhor Oil, Mike Braun, Wilson Flowers, Southern Indiana Investment/Jeff T. Schneider, Jasper Lions, Jade Eden Entertainment, Robert McCarty, Kunkel Insurance, Tom Schmidt, Wagner Family Dental, Jasper Seating Foundation, Wood Forest National Bank


New Haunted Huntingburg Events Scheduled

Haunted Huntingburg

The second annual Haunted Huntingburg will be taking place on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 with even more events in store. People from all around get in the Halloween spirit in Huntingburg as this events takes place the second full weekend in October.

Haunted Huntingburg officially kicks off with a Halloween house decorating contest on October 9th, where participants get creative in making their home a frightening display. Prizes will be awarded for the top house that enters in the following three categories: judges’ choice, spookiest, and best special effects.

On Friday, October 10th, join in the frightening tales of haunted buildings on Huntingburg Historic 4th Street with Ghost Tours taking place every half hour from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Tickets for the Ghost Tours are available for $8.

After Ghost Tours, make your way to the Gaslight at 10 p.m. EST to watch a horror movie for FREE on a huge screen with other horror film enthusiasts. Movie is rated R and material may not be suitable for children or teenagers.

zombie5klogoOn Saturday, October 11th, festivities begin at 9 a.m. EST as Zombies take over the city during Haunted Huntingburg’s Zombie 5K. Price of registration is $25. Day of registration will begin at 8 a.m. EST. Zombie makeovers are available for participants on request and based on availability. The Zombie 5K  registration and start will happen at Old Town Hall.

After the Zombie 5K at 11 a.m. EST, Haunted Huntingburg Ping Pong Tournament is taking place, with a singles tournament for ages 18 and under, a singles tournament for ages 18 and over, and a doubles tournament open to all ages. Price to enter is $5. The Ping Pong Tournament will be at Huntingburg’s Teen Outback.

On Saturday evening, the Teen Outback will have a costume contest and hayrides, and at 9 p.m. EST, Haunted Huntingburg’s Family Movie Night takes place on Huntingburg Historic 4th Street for a great family outing. These events are family friendly and FREE.

Other activities this festive weekend include: Ghost Stories contest, pumpkin coloring contest for children, and more! Tickets and registration forms for events are available at Huntingburg City Hall, Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce, Around The Corner, Optimal Performance Chiropractic, and Dubois County Visitors Center. For details and more information, visit the website at www.hauntedhuntingburg.com or contact Destination Huntingburg at 812-683-5699.

Proceeds for Haunted Huntingburg benefit Destination Huntingburg and other Huntingburg Programs. Destination Huntingburg is an organization of volunteers dedicated to encourage, enrich and develop an inviting atmosphere in Huntingburg. Destination Huntingburg is committed to preserving our history, while leading the way in civic, cultural, social and economic activities.

Committee members and community partners for this event includes:

Destination Huntingburg, President—Rachel Steckler; Destination Huntingburg, Vice PresidentJayme RascheDestination Huntingburg, Promotions Committee ChairJenna Gogel; Huntingburg Chamber of CommerceNick Stevens; DC BroadcastingPeter Marshall; Dubois County Visitors Center & Tourism CommissionWhitney Hall


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