Special Events & Festivals

Landrigan, Shafer win HD pageant titles

Olivia Landrigan and Claire Shafer were the winners at the Little Miss & Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant on Wednesday, June 19, at Crestview Middle School.

Landrigan, the  daughter of Matt and Jessica Landrigan, topped the Little Miss Heritage Days contest, for girls age 5 to 8, while Shafer, the daughter of Philip and Kelly Shafer, won the Junior Miss Heritage Days contest, for girls age 9 to 12.

Avery Love was first runner-up in the Little Miss Heritage Days contest.

Homier Family wins best theme float honors at Heritage Days Parade

This theme float parade entry by First Federal Savings Bank highlights The Beatles as it makes its way down the Huntigton Heritage Days Parade route on Saturday, morning, June 22. The festival theme was "The '60s: 'Yesterday.'"
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Homier Family won best theme float honors at the 2019 Huntington Heritage Days Parade on Saturday, June 22.

The Homier float entitled “Magical Day of Celebration” best captured the spirit of the theme “The ‘60s: ‘Yesterday,’" as voted on by the judges.

The Huntington County Humane Society won for best adult group and the Tin Can Tourist RV Club was named winner of best antique vehicle.

The Fort Wayne Corvette Club took honors for Best classic vehicle and best religious unitl was won by Christian Life Tabernacle.

Ballloon glow


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Re/Max real estate hot air balloon, piloted by Chris Smart of Huntington County, does a "glow" on Saturday night, June 22, at Huntington North High School as part of the Hot Air Balloon Festival during Huntington Heritage Days. A total of five balloons participated in the various glow activities.

Inside the belly of the beast


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jami PeGan (left) takes a photograph of her children, Leo (lying down) and Eve, inside a partially inflated hot air balloon at the Hot Air Balloon Festival at Huntington North High School as part of the Heritage Days activities on Saturday evening, June 22.

Descent


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Parkview Samaritan helicopter descends on the Huntington North High School parking lot on Saturday, June 22, to be a part of the Heritage Days activities. The public was allowed to view the copter up close and crew members explained about its services.

Enjoying the ride


Photo by Steve Clark.

Leah Eichorst (left) and Vanessa Eichorst enjoy a camel ride at the Hoosier Camel Encounter area at Huntington North High School as part of Heritage Days activities on Saturday, June 22.

Fine machine


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cheryl (left) and Don Potter admire a vehicle at the Huntington County Disaster Team Car and Truck Show at Huntington North High School on Saturday, June 22, as part of Heritage Days activities.

Pulling for Riley-Kiddy Tractor Pull


Photo by Steve Clark.

Hayden Wagers grimaces as he participates in the Pulling for Riley-Kiddy Tractor Pull on Saturday, June 22, at the Kids Fun Zone at Huntington North High School as part of the Huntington Heritage Days Festival. The event was sponsored by Beacon Credit Union.

Mayor concentrates at trivia contest


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) and his wife, Barb, concentrate as they write an answer to a question in the Huntington County Trivia Contest sponsored by the Huntington County Historical Museum on Saturday afternoon, June 22.

Trying his luck


Photo by Steve Clark.

Leeland Gayheart (front) gets some help from his father, Rigoberto, at a fishing game at the Poor Jack Amusements area during Heritage Days activities on Saturday, June 22.

Chiefs' float


Photo by Steve Clark.

The float holding the Chiefs of the Flint Springs Tribe makes its way down the Huntington Heritage Days Parade route on Saturday morning, June 22.

Moon Cats prowling


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Several members of the Moon Cats do their thing in downtown Huntington during a sock hop sponsored by Lake City Bank on Friday evening, June 21.

Checking it out


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jerri Hayes (left) and her husband, Marshall Hayes, of Huntingotn, bet a look a the atricked out 1923 Ford T-Bucket shown by Bill Connett, of Ossian, on Friday afternoon, June 21, at the Heritage Days Car, Truck & Bike Show in downtown Huntington.

Dishing it up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Annette Carroll, a member of the Huntington Rotary Club, fills a bowl with strawberries during the Rotary Strawberry Feed on Thursday, June 20, at the Huntington PAL Club. Hundreds of people turned out for the Rotary Club’s annual Heritage Days dessert event, featuring all-you-can-eat strawberries, shortcake, ice cream and whipped cream.

Niederman is newest Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe

Jeremy Nix (left) the 2018 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, announced Pathfinder Services President John Niederman as the 2019 chief at the 51st annual chief's breakfast on Thursday morning at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

John Niederman was anything but visionary when he was rendered nearly speechless by being named the 51st winner of the Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe on Thursday morning at the annual chief’s breakfast at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.

Called a visionary force by the past chiefs in the presentation leading up to his announcement as the 2019 chief, Niederman admitted he didn’t see the honor coming.

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