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14 May Public invited to Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant

The public is invited to attend the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant Wednesday evening, June 15 at 7 p.m. at Crestview Middle School. Girls in Huntington County, age five to 12 will participate in the Huntington Heritage Days event. Two divisions will be judged including Little Miss Heritage Days for girls, age five to eight, and Junior Miss Heritage Days, age nine to 12. Contestants will be judged on Interview, Modeling and Photogenic qualities. Dawne Pearson and Janelle Buzzard are the co-chairs of the event. Tickets are available from contestants and at the door the evening of the pageant for $4....

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22 Apr Heritage Days celebration includes location, parade changes

The 2016 Heritage Days celebration will have a new location for the carnival and Kids Zone, and the parade will have a change of route. Indiana Celebrating 200 Years kicks off on Wednesday, June 15 with an evening with the carnival and runs through Sunday, June 19. Pathfinder Services is the official sponsor of Heritage Days. The carnival runs from Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19, and will move from its former Warren Street location to Cherry Street and some adjoining areas. The Kids Zone, which begins after the parade on Saturday, June 18, will also be located on Cherry Street. Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce said, “The decision to change the location of Heritage Days activities this year, including the carnival and Kids Fun Zone to Cherry Street, was made as fewer businesses will be affected by the activities and there will be less street closures.” The Heritage Days Parade, Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m., will line up at Huntington North High School and along MacGahan Street as usual. It then follows down Jefferson Street to Park Drive. At Park Drive the parade will turn left and follow to Warren Street, turning right and following Warren Street to the railroad tracks. The route will continue right on State Street and follow on to South Jefferson Street concluding at Etna Avenue. Participants in this year’s parade are invited to celebrate Indiana’s 200th Birthday through their entry. Indiana became a state December 11, 1816, and even though Huntington was not yet a town, area residents have contributed toward many developments in the state. Work on the canal, lime for building use throughout the country, the development of railroads and contributions to the health, automotive, food, and other industries all have come from Huntington County....

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22 Apr New Cycling Festival part of Heritage Days June 18

A new event has been added to the Heritage Days schedule of activities for 2016. The Heritage Days Cycling Festival will be held on Saturday, June 18 beginning at 3 p.m. It will take place at the Pathfinder Services parking lot, 2824 Theatre Avenue. No Limit Cycling presented by Steppin’ Physical Therapy and Spokesmen Cycling of Huntington are bringing the new bicycle event to Huntington. It is a national level USA Cycling event that will showcase the city of Huntington and present the health benefits of cycling and how cycling can lead to a healthier community and active lifestyle. The festival also includes a Health and Fitness Expo, food truck and more. The sponsors believe that the Heritage Days Cycling Festival as a USA Cycling event will draw around 200 racers and their families to Huntington. It is a criterium style event, a bicycle race consisting of several laps around a closed circuit. The length of each lap or circuit ranges anywhere from a half mile to a little over a mile. The races will take place on the Pathfinder Services campus and the northwest business park. There will be six different races held during the event with experience levels ranging from the weekend warrior to the seasoned professional rider. For more information contact, Andy Grote, club president/team manager, (260) 710-1023 or email agrote27@gmail.com. For additional information and the times of each race, visit their Facebook page here....

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22 Apr Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck Show, June 18

The Huntington County Disaster Team will hold a Car and Truck Show on Saturday, June 18, 2015 as part of the Heritage Days celebration. The show will be held on the west side of Huntington North High School from 3 to 8 p.m. Registration for the show will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. with a $10 fee. Cars will enter from MacGahan Street. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles registered. Door prizes will be given out at registration. Awards will be given to 10 pre-1970 vehicles. Ten awards will also be presented to vehicles that are dated from 1971 to the present. Five special awards will also be given away. Awards will be presented at 8 p.m. and those awarded must be present to win. The evening portion of the car show will also include the Heritage Days Bed Race and Hot Air Balloon Launch and Glow. Food will be available for purchase and DJ Dick Smart, of Smart Productions D.J. & Karaoke for all occasions, will provide music. For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Max Kaylor at (260) 224-3535. Pathfinder Services is the official sponsor of Heritage Days and the 2016 theme is Indiana Celebrating 200 Years....

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16 Apr Participants needed for Heritage Days Bed Race June 18

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, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Rain Solutions and Johnson Quik Lube. The theme of Heritage Days for 2016 is Indiana Celebrating 200 Years and Pathfinder Services is the official sponsor. The Huntington County Disaster Team Car Show will take place at Huntington North High School from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. also on June 18. Food from various organizations will be available for purchase....

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16 Apr Huntington County girls invited to join Little Miss, Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant

Huntington County girls are invited to become contestants for the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant to be held Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at Crestview Middle School. The pageant is open to girls age five to 12, and is part of Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration. Two divisions will be judged including Little Miss Heritage Days for girls, age five to eight, and Junior Miss Heritage Days, age nine to 12. The objective is for girls to learn about stage presence and gain self-confidence. Girls will be taught to model a dress of their choice and answer interview questions on stage. Contestants will be judged on Modeling, Interview and Photogenic qualities. Pictures will be taken at Frederick’s Photography prior to the pageant and there is no purchase required. Registration will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School. The entry fee is $40 and should be brought to registration. Girls may obtain sponsorships from businesses, family members or a combination of both. The cost covers a participation trophy and souvenir t-shirt. Checks are to be made payable to Little Miss Heritage Days Pageant. The evening includes an orientation, picture sign up and a group picture taken for the newspaper. For more information email: dawnepearson75@gmail.com....

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15 Apr Friday Night Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show June 17 Downtown

A Heritage Days Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will take place on Friday evening, June 17 in downtown Huntington. The show is open to all years, makes and models. Awards will be given for the top 25 vehicles; Best of Show; Best Car, Truck, Motorcycle; Best Paint; Best Engine and Best Interior. Registration is from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and show fun begins at 5 p.m. continuing until 9 p.m. Awards will be given away at 8:30 p.m. DJ “Fast Eddie” Eddie Ferguson will spin the tunes from the 50s and 60s, and entertain adults and kids with fun activities. A variety of foods will be available for purchase. For information contact the Huntington County Chamber at (260) 356-5300 or visit www.huntingtonheritagedays.com. Pre-registration checks for $10 should be sent to Chris Covey, 2068 Willow Bend, Huntington, IN  46750. MetroNet is the sponsor of the vehicle show and Pathfinder Services is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2016. The Heritage Days 2016 theme is Indiana Celebrating 200 years....

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10 Mar Pathfinder Services Inc., named 2016 sponsor

The Heritage Days steering committee has named Pathfinder Services, Inc. as the 2016 Heritage Days sponsor. Pathfinder has served Huntington County for 50 years in 2016, and is sponsoring Heritage Days as part of the celebration. Huntington’s 53rd Heritage Days will take place Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, July 19. The theme is Indiana Celebrating 200 Years in honor of the 200th birthday of the state on December 11, 2016. Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also has office locations in Allen, Marshall, Wabash and Whitley Counties. Pathfinder Services, Inc. envisions a community in which all people are valued and accepted and have control over their own destinies. Gene Snowden, then State Representative, helped form the beginnings of what would become Pathfinder Services. It has grown into a multi-faceted organization under the direction of its leadership. The president is John Niederman, who assumed his position in1985. For more information about Pathfinder Services and its history, visit their website at www.pathfinderservices.org....

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