Special Events & Festivals

Mayor runs ‘Trifecta’ for Purple Heart Gateway Arch

After running an Ultra 50K – over 31 miles – Huntington Mayor Richard Strick (left) and his friend and co-runner Brandi Krumanaker stand in front of the T-33 Shooting Star jet at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park, where a Purple Heart monument has been incorporated. Strick and Krumanaker ran the Ultra 50K as part of the Marine Corps Marathan Trifecta, which also included a 10K and a marathon. The duo completed the trifecta as a way to raise funds and awareness for the Purple Heart Gateway Arch project in Huntington.
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Huntington’s Mayor Richard Strick ran over 64 miles to raise funds and awareness for the Purple Heart Gateway Arch in Huntington.

The Arch will eventually be installed over West Park Drive, near the Historic Forks of the Wabash trailhead.

Strick virtually ran the Marine Corps Marathon Trifecta, which included three races – a 10K (six miles), a marathon (26.22 miles), and an ultra 50K (over 31 miles).

Strick says he finished in late October. He recently finished a training he calls “couch to marathon in a year.”

Veterans Day happenings

A Veterans Day Parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, with staging to begin at 9 a.m. at the Huntington North High School west parking lot. Parade participants are to enter HNHS at the MacGahan Street entrance.
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Veterans Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Several events to honor veterans will be held in the coming days in Huntington County.

Two events will be held this weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The eighth annual Veterans Day Parade will start at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 7. The parade will begin at Huntington North High School at MacGahan Street and head to Jefferson Street, where the parade route will continue to the intersection of State and Jefferson streets, just before the railroad tracks.

Veterans Day parade entries deadline is Oct. 30

The VFW Post 2689 and the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce are encouraging all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in the eighth annual Veterans Day parade.

The deadline to enter is Friday, Oct. 30.

To register, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 356-5300, visit huntingtoncountychamber.com, or e-mail agarcia@huntington-chamber.com.

Salvation Army to help at Christmas

The Salvation Army of Huntington County is currently taking applications for the 2020 Christmas Assistance Program (toys and food).

It is for Huntington County residents only. Sign-ups are available at The Salvation Army Huntington County, 1424 E. Market St., Huntington. Sign-up days and times are as follows: Oct. 26 through 30, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.; November 2 through 6, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to p.m.; Saturday Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to noon.

Veterans Day parade Nov. 7

The VFW Post 2689 and the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce are encouraging all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in the 8th Annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7.

To register, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 356-5300 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Call for entries in Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 7

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 and the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce are encouraging all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in the eighth Annual Veterans Day Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7.

The parade staging will begin at 9 a.m. at the Huntington North High School (HNHS) west parking lot. Parade participants will enter HNHS at the MacGahan Street entrance.

All entries are to check in at the registration table and then proceed to their assigned entry number that will be marked on the pavement.

Rocking like a wagon wheel


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The bluegrass band The Rock Bottom Boys of Madison County serenades the crowd before a firework show on Saturday, Aug. 29, during the culmination of a modified schedule of events for the 2020 Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren.

Classic fair concessions booths get busy


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

A handful of food vendors catered to folks gathered for the 2020 Salamonie Summer Festival firework show on Saturday night, Aug. 29, in Warren. King’s Concessions saw a steady line of customers at both their concessions trailers, serving up fair classics like elephant ears and corn dogs.

Patriotic Grand Finale


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Fireworks filled the sky with red, white and blue blasts as Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” played over the loud speaker during the grand finale of the 2020 Salamonie Summer Festival firework show on Saturday night, Aug. 29.

Sharing the spark


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld

A group of individuals share in the fun of lighting sparklers on the baseball field at Tower Park in Warren as they wait for the 2020 Salamonie Summer Festival firework show to begin on Saturday evening, Aug. 29. Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Go-kart go!


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Trey Williams, 7, of Upland, pedals a kid-sized go-kart in the “family fun freeway” activities area, held on the lawn of the Knight Bergman Center in Warren Saturday, Aug. 22, during the Salamonie Summer Festival.

Close encounter


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tate Arivett, 11, of Van Buren, gets a closer look at the passenger inside the 1923 Ford T-Bucket at the Car, Truck and Bike Show held during the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. The hot rod, owned by Bill Connett of Ossian, features 25 skeleton heads for kids to find and count, including the one wearing a mask.

Cool treat on a hot day


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Aubrey Martin, 5, of Warren, beats the heat by enjoying some ice cream at the Salamonie Summer Festival Saturday, Aug. 22. Festival events included a “family fun freeway” on the lawn of the Knight Bergman Center in Warren. Aubrey is the daughter of Hayley Martin.

The winners


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sheri Yoder (left), of Warren, gives a high-five to her husband, Michael Yoder, after their team won the Family Feud competition during the Salamonie Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22. Their team, rounded out by their sons Richard Shaw, Wyatt Yoder and Caileb Hoke, won the $100 cash prize and $75 in local merchant gift certificates.

 

Ready to show

Bill Miller, of Kokomo, relaxes under a bit of shade behind his 1927 Model T Ford he brought to the Car, Truck and Bike Show Saturday, Aug. 22. The show was part of the Salamonie Summer Festival events.

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