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Special Events & Festivals

Salamonie Summer Festival takes center stage July 2-5

The 2009 Salamonie Summer Festival will be held on July 2 through 5, in Warren.

To kick off the event, the annual Samuel L. Jones Pioneer Breakfast will be held at the Knight Bergman Center Thursday, July 2, at 7:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the Warren Chamber of Commerce.

Also on Thursday, a number of activities will take place at Tower Park.

The food court will be open from 5 to 11 p.m.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Warren Sportsman Club will host an open house, which will include free fishing games for children.

Alford, Huff and Leas to reign over Salamonie Summer Festival

Delaney Huff, Sara Alford and Elley Leas (from left) were crowned Junior Miss, Salamonie Summer Festival Queen and Princess, respectively, during competition on Sunday, June 28. The contest was held at Warren Church of Christ.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Elley Leas, Delaney Huff and Sara Alford were crowned Salamonie Summer Festival Princess, Junior Miss and Queen, respectively, during a pageant held Sunday, June 28, at the Warren Church of Christ.

Leas is the daughter of Mick and Shonna Leas. She was also named Most Photogenic.

Her sponsor was Hagerman Construction.

First runner-up was Hailey Rose Alford, daughter of Sarah Scheiber and Richard Alford.

Alford's sponsor was Salamonie Mills.

A home run

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington’s rich baseball history at all levels was represented on the Parkview Hospital float during the Heritage Days parade on Saturday, June 27.

A welcome to tourists

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Mayor Steve Updike serves the first piece of cake to Sheriff Kent Farthing Friday, June 26, at the Huntington Visitor and Convention Bureau. The ceremony celebrated the opening of this year’s tourism season. The public is invited to stop by the bureau to pick up free Huntington County and Indiana travel information.

Car show

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Kyle Duckett (left) and his mother, Tammy Duckett, get a close look at a Camaro on Friday, June 26, during a car show held in downtown Huntington. The car show was part of the Heritage Days celebration.

Heritage Days 5K

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Participants in the Heritage Days 5K Run make their way down Jefferson Street on Saturday, June 27. The race, sponsored by the Huntington North High School Men in Black Running Club, was held before the annual parade.

Works of art

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Nancy Mercier and Juanita Buzzard (from left) take a look at some of the quilts on display during the Heritage Days Quilt Show on Friday, June 26, at Hier’s Park. Sponsored by the Piecemakers Quilt Club, the show featured judged, mystery, “paint chip” and antique quilts.

Using some muscle

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Four year-old Natalee Vollmar uses all her energy to move her weighted tractor down the course, on Saturday, June 27, during the Kiddie Tractor Pull. The activity was part of Heritage Days and sponsored by Town & Country Homes Inc.

Sweet treats

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Cindy Stout (right) and husband Gary serve Rhonda Landrum one of their cheesecake cupcakes on Sunday, June 28, during JeFFFest. The event, held in downtown Huntington, featured numerous activities, an auction and live entertainment.