Special Events & Festivals

Parkview YMCA wins top theme float at HD parade

New Life Ministries’ float proceeds down Warren Street, in Huntington, as part of the 55th annual Heritage Days Parade on Saturday, June 23. The float was designed to look like a soda shop from the 1950s, which was the decade that was highlighted at this year’s festival.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA took home the award for best theme float at the 55th annual Heritage Days Parade, held Saturday, June 23, in Huntington.

The theme of Heritage Days was “The ‘50s: Community Strong,” which the YMCA paid tribute to with a float that resembled the Swing Inn, a popular social event held in the basement of the downtown Huntington YMCA in the 1950s. The float was sponsored by the Country Post.

Junior Miss Heritage Days


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Gabriella Betterly (fourth from left), daughter of Ken and Anne Betterly, was the winner of the Junior Miss Heritage Days title chosen on Wednesday, June 20, at the Little Miss & Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant at Crestview Middle School. Runners-up at the event are (from left) Emily Gradeless, first runner-up; Abigail Denman, second runner-up; Elise Felber, third runner-up; Alivia Inkis, fourth runner-up; and  Hanna Wajer, fifth runner-up.

Little Miss Heritage Days


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lienna Pearson (fourth from left), daughter of Dave and Dawne Pearson, was the winner of the Little Miss Heritage Days title chosen on Wednesday, June 20, at the Little Miss & Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant at Crestview Middle School. Runners-up at the event are (from left) Rachel Patrick, fifth; Brailey Inks, fourth, Bailey Covey, third, Addison Douglas, second, and Hazel Tucker, first.

Balloon frog


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jelly Bean the clown, from Joy Pleasers Clown Mininstry, makes a balloon frog for Nichole Hardy, of Huntington, at the Heritage Days Archery Tag, Osbtacle Run and Hover Ball event, sponsored by Christian Life Tabernacle on Saturday, June 23, at Huntington North High School.

Now let me see ...


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Judge Jason Jackson looks over a 1967 Fort Mustang for a possible prize in the Huntington County Disaster Team Car & Truck Show at Huntington North High School on Saturday, June 23, as part of the Huntington Heritage Days.

Taking a turn on the Sizzler


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Brittany Hall (left) and her daughter Aai-lani Gramling, both of Huntington, enjoy a turn on the Sizzler at the Poor Jack's Amusement area in downtown Huntington on Saturday, June 23, as part of the Huntington Heritage Days.

Grilling fun


Photo by Steve Clark.

Bob Burnsworth, of Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber, mans the grill with free hot dogs at the Kids Fun zone in downtown Huntington on Saturday, June 23, as part of the Huntington Heritage Days.

Giving it some gusto


Photo by Steve Clark.

Damon Husband gives it a little gusto as he competes in the annual Heritage Days Kiddie Tractor Pull at the Kids' Fun Zone in downtown Huntington on Saturday afternoon, June 23. Beacon Credit Union again sponsored the event.

Township schools compete in Heritage Days Parade


Photo by Steve Clark.

Most of the township schools from Huntington County in the 1950s were represented by a float in the 55th annual Heritage Days Parade on Saturday monring, June 23, among them Ronaoke High School.

Theme float


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington City-Township Public Library's entry makes its way down the Huntington Heritage Days Parade route on Saturday morning, June 23.

Nice day for a ride


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Common Council members Seth Marshall (left) and Charles Chapman ride in the Huntington Heritaqge Days Parade on Saturday morning, June 23.

Heritage Days 5K


Photo by Steve Clark.

Justin Wall (front) heads down Warren Street during the Heritage Days 5K Run on Satuday morning, June 23, just ahead of the annual Heritage Days Parade.

The show must go on


Photo by Steve Clark.

Despite the rain Friday evening, June 22, Junior Miss Heritage Days Gabriella Betterly (left) and her mother, Anne, look over a vehicle at the Heritage Days Car, Truck and Bike Show in downtown Huntington.

Nix is newest Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe

Jeremy Nix, 2018 selection as Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, says a few words after receiving the honor on Thursday morning, June 21, at the 50th annual Chief's Breakfast at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Wednesday before Heritage Days holds the most closely guarded secret in Huntington. But on Thursday, June 21, the secret was revealed, as Jeremy Nix was announced the 50th Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe.

Unofficial start to Heritage Days


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Anthony Drabenstot isn't exactly a happy camper as he rides on the Clowning Around at the Poor Jack's Amusement area on Cherry Street in downtown Huntington on Wendesday afternoon at the unofficial start of Heritage Days. The youth is the son of  Justice Hensley and Skyler Drabenstot.

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