Meeting March 13 at library for former schools’ float competition

Former graduates of Huntington County township and city high schools are invited to attend a meeting on March 13 at 6 p.m. at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library to discuss a friendly float-building contest between the former 15 high schools from the 1950s.

The goal of the project is to have each school construct any type float they want with a school spirit theme and take part in the Heritage Days Parade this June.  The high school float that demonstrates the best school spirit will win a prize, yet to be determined.

Organizers of the challenge say they realize that the youngest alumni will be in their late 70s with others in their 80s and 90s. However, they say they believe the experience and wisdom older graduates have learned over the years will provide the leadership necessary to figure out ways to build a competitive float.

One school has already recruited members of a local church to build its float and two other schools are approaching different youth groups and civic organizations to help them build their school floats.