June 2016

19 Jun Heritage Days parade winners

The winners of the Heritage Days Parade include: Best Youth Group, Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County; Best Adult Group, Pathfinder Services; Best Motorized Unit, Mizpah Racing Shriners; Best Antique Vehicle, Ageless Iron of Roanoke; Best Religious Unit, Central Christian Church; Best Theme Float, Norwood Health & Rehabilitation; Best Marching Color Guard, VFW Color Guard. Congratulations to the winners, plaques may be picked up in the Chamber office, 305 Warren Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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10 Jun LaFontaine Arts Council announces food vendors

The LaFontaine Arts Council’s family-friendly community event JeFFFest will offer something to please everyone’s palate. The event will be held on Sunday, June 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Huntington. The JeFFFest “fun food” vendors and their offerings are as follows: The 509: Iced chai latte, herbal iced tea and hot coffee; The Rusty Dog Irish Pub: Real bacon cole slaw, shrimp and crab pasta salad, BBQ pulled-pork sliders; The Hoosier Drive-In: Mini tenderloins and baked beans; Kim’s Katered Affair: Plain and filled cupcakes; The Party Shop: Milk chocolate pecan turtles; L&D’S Saved Ice: Shaved ice; The Brick House: Crab cakes, stuffed baby bellas and strawberry shortcake; The Berg Ale Haus: Beer brats, hot dogs, German potato salad and chips; JD’S: Ham salad or chicken salad on a croissant, potato salad and macaroni salad; Moose & Millie’s: Gelato; The LaFontaine Arts Council: Bottled water and soft drinks. A limited amount of tables and chairs will be set up on Jefferson Street, but everyone is strongly encouraged to bring their own seating to guarantee having a place to sit. The “fabulous music” of the event features Eric Clancy Jazz with soloist Shannon Persinger beginning at 6 p.m. The final component of JeFFFest comes from the “fine art” of local and area artists who created works of art on 5”x7” canvases, which are offered for silent auction until 8 p.m. that night. The artworks will be on display at Four Corners Custom Framing, and bid sheets will be on tables in front of the store. There is no admission charged for the event itself. Tickets in $1 increments will be sold at the Washington/Jefferson and Market/Jefferson intersections the evening of JeFFFest. These tickets can then be exchanged for the food items. All proceeds from JeFFFest go toward the LAC’s “Arts in Education” programming. For...

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10 Jun ABWA offering brat lunch deliveries again

The ABWA Brat Tent will open once again this year during the Heritage Days celebration, at its Hier’s Park location. The Hier’s Park Show Arena will be the place for brats, beverages and entertainment. ABWA plans to hold the Brat Tent on Friday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 18, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Moon Cats on Friday and Plan B on Saturday. Proceeds from the Brat Tent help ABWA to provide scholarships to students. Back again this year, if you would like to place an order from the ABWA Brat Tent, all you need to do is click here, print and fax your order. Your lunch order will be delivered to you. ABWA will only accept checks or cash upon delivery....

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10 Jun Participants still welcome to enter Heritage Days Bed Race

The cash prizes for the Heritage Days Bed Race, scheduled for Saturday evening, June 18, have been announced. The first place winner of the Heritage Days Bed Race will receive $500; second place, $200; third place, $100 and the People’s Choice Award is to be determined. The race is a double elimination event. The Heritage Days Bed Race will take place after the Hot Air Balloon Launch at Huntington North High School. Entry forms are available at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce office, 305 Warren Street, or online at www.huntingtonheritagedays.com. Entry forms along with the $25 entry fee can be mailed or brought to Juergens Hardware, 2850 N. Jefferson Street. Checks should be made payable to The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. No professional race beds will be permitted in the race. Beds and racers will need to be registered at 6 p.m. on June 18, the race will follow after the Hot Air Balloon Launch. Dan Juergens, Juergens Hardware and Heritage Days steering committee member, is the organizer of the Bed Race. For more information contact the Chamber at (260) 356-5300 or Dan Juergens at (260) 356-5214. Current sponsors of the Bed Race include Juergens Hardware, Johnson Quik Lube, Parkview Huntington Hospital and Rain Solutions....

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