Community Events Coming to Huntingburg in July

The Huntingburg Common Council and Utility Board convened on Tuesday night with a brief agenda of transit services and some exciting community events. 

Transit Director April Blessinger discussed the status of van 75, which was slated for replacement in the city’s fleet. The purchase of a new one was approved, so van 75 was appraised at Ruxer Ford. The appraisal came in at $5000 or less because of the age of the vehicle. After consulting with INDOT, it was determined that the repairs should be attempted to maintain it as an additional backup vehicle. Unfortunately, after ordering the parts, it was determined that the condition of the vehicle was much worse than originally thought, and the repairs were not recommended. As the van is currently owned by INDOT, it will be made available for 30 days to any transit service in Indiana for purchase. After 30 days, the van will revert back to Huntingburg for city use or public sale. 

While no other agenda items were brought before the council, the Mayor’s Youth Council did provide information on two upcoming events. The Huntingburg Youth Leadership Coalition is hosting Dubois County Cares at the Tri-County YMCA this Saturday, July 13 th , from 4 to 8 pm. Designed for youth ages 14 to 19, the event will feature sports and competitions, with a heavy focus on pickleball. The winning team will be awarded up to $200 in gift cards. No pre- registration is required. The first 75 guests to arrive will be entered into a drawing for Holiday World tickets. 

At 2 pm on Saturday, July 20 th , Differently Able will be hosting an event at Faith Community Church of the Nazarene in Huntingburg to provide information on Medicaid waivers. The Medicaid Waiver service in Indiana provides opportunities for adults and children with disabilities to receive support services. A representative from Disability Revolution will lead a presentation and answer questions about waiver services, including free home modifications, music therapy, transportation, physical and occupational therapy, and much, much more. This presentation is to anybody who may wish to attend. 

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 - By Drew Hasselbring