Special Events & Festivals

Taking aim

Photo by Steve Clark.

Daxton Wine (left) lines up his throw during a game at the Poor Jack Amusements midway at the Huntington Heritage Days on Saturday, June 21. The object of the game was to throw a ping pong ball into one of the glass jars containing a fish to win that fish.

Bippus State Bank wins best theme float at HD Parade

Christian Life Tabernacle Church members come down the Huntington Heritage Days Parade route on North Jefferson Street with their float decorated as a 1920s-era Victrola on Saturday morning, June 21.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Bippus State Bank won best theme float among nine awards handed out by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce after the Heritage Days Parade on Saturday, June 21.

The bank's award for portrayal of the theme "Flourishing in the 1920s" was sponsored by Capozza Appraisals.

Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County won best youth group, with the award sponsored by The Huntington County TAB, and Parkview Huntington Hospital won best adult group, with the award sponsored by Applebee's Grill & Bar.

Tribute to a fallen pair

Photo by Steve Clark.

A float honoring two Huntington County soldiers -- Paul Pabla and Chad Clements,who died in action in recent years -- rolls down the Huntington Heritage Days Parade route on Saturday morning, June 21.

Mizpah Power

Photo by Steve Clark.

Mizpah Antique Power tractors make their way down the Heritage Days Parade route on North Jefferson Street in Huntington on Saturday morning, June 21.

Parade ride

Photo by Steve Clark.

Motorcyclists enjoy the morning as they head down the Huntington Heritage Days Parade route on North Jefferson Street on Saturday morning, June 21. The parade featured about 100 entries.

Roaring for the Red

Photo by Steve Clark.

While Arthur Murray dance instructor Jake Fox instructs at right, Dee Hinesley (left) and his wife Trace dance at the "Guys & Dolls: Roarding for the Red" event on Friday night, June 20, at the LaFontaine Center. The event, done in 1020s speakeasy style, was a fund-raiser for the local Red Cross.

Heritage Days Car Show

Photo by Steve Clark.

David Harrell (left) and Denise Harrell admire a vehicle at the Heritage Days Car Show in downtown Huntington on Friday evening, June 20.

Picking out the right one

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mathew Rhoads, 4, of Plymouth, gets excited as Kaylie Killian (left) picks out a bowl of strawberries, ice cream and shortcake at the Huntington Rotary Club Strawberry Feed Thursday, June 19, assisted by Becky Pfister (fourth from left). George Killian (third from left), of Huntington, prepares to get his dessert topped off by Rotarian Annette Carroll (right). Heritage Hall at Hier's Park was nearly full of people enjoying the sweet treat.

A whacking good time

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sisters Amber Murphy (left) and Monica Mullins (center), along with their friend Rose Zschernitz, all of Huntington, try their hand at the whack-a-mole game on the Poor Jack Amusements midway Thursday, June 19 during Huntington's Heritage Days festival.

Martz, Spencer win HD pageant crowns

The Junior Miss Heritage Days court celebrates its victory on Wednesday night, June 18.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The 2014 Little Miss Heritage Days and Junior Miss Heritage Days were crowned Wednesday night, June 18, during the annual pageant.

This year's Little Miss Heritage Days is Corinne Martz, and Junior Miss is Emily Spencer. The girls beat out 46 competitors to earn the crown.

The contestants participated in a personality/interview and modeling competition.

Each category was awarded five runners-up, in addition to the new queens for 2014.

Little Miss Heritage Days court

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The Little Miss Heritage Days court celebrates its victory on Wednesday night, June 18. The winners are (from left) Avery Maria Pohler, third runner-up; Elise Felver, second runner-up; Skylar Olson, first runner-up; Little Miss Heritage Days Corinne Martz; Macey Danielle' Long, fifth runner-up; and Madalynn Wellman, fourth runner-up.

Jim Scheiber humbly accepts mantle as newest chief

David Brewer (left), 1982 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, congratulates Jim Scheiber on his being named the 2014 Chief after the annual Chief's Breakfast on Thursday, June 19, at the LaFontaine Golf Club.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jim Scheiber may be the most self-effacing chief in the 46-year history of the Flint Springs Tribe.

He had one question for the other chiefs gathered at the LaFontaine Golf Club to accept Scheiber into their tribe:

"How can I be the chief of a whole tribe when I'm not even the chief of my own house?"

EMA to keep an eye on weather during Heritage Days

The Huntington County Emergency Management Agency will be keeping an eye on the weather during Heritage Days and is prepared to activate warning sirens if a severe weather event is expected to hit Huntington.

Normally, the sirens are activated only for a tornado warning. However, EMA Administrative Assistant Jim Guy says, sirens in the downtown area will be activated during Heritage Days to warn festival-goers of a severe thunderstorm. Public safety personnel will direct the crowds to safe locations.

Announce JeFFFest food vendors, items

The LaFontaine Arts Council is preparing for JeFFFest.
JeFFFest is a community event for all ages. It will be held June 22 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Huntington.

No admission is charged for the event itself. Tickets for food items will be sold at the Jefferson and Washington Street and Jefferson and Market Street intersections the evening of JeFFFest.

Most drinks will require one or two tickets, and food items will require two to four tickets.

Food vendors and their menus are:

Heritage Days 5K runners will lead the parade down Jefferson Street

The Heritage Days 5K, sponsored by the Men in Black Running Club, will be Saturday, June 21.

The race starts at Kriegbaum Field at 10 a.m., with runners leading the Heritage Days Parade.

"It's probably one of the only experiences people get to run in front of thousands of people in the first mile of a race," says Justin Miller, co-organizer of the race.

"That's probably one of the coolest aspects we have to offer."

The overall male and female winners will be awarded trophies, while age division winners and runners-up will receive medals.