Community can help honor spring athletes

The Huntington North High School athletics department is holding a special community event to recognize its spring sports athletes on Friday, May 1, at 6 p.m.

The event is called “VACCINE,” which stands for “Vikings Athletes Cruise Celebration In Neighborhoods Everywhere.” A caravan of vehicles containing Huntington North spring athletes will depart the school and proceed to several locations in Huntington. Community members are encouraged to park at one of the locations as a show of support to the students, who were unable to play sports this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For seniors, it was their final opportunity to play sports in high school.

Locations on the 7.5-mile route include:

• Huntington Plaza shopping center.

• Downtown Huntington.

• Huntington County Fairgrounds.

• Lake Clare.

• Crestview Middle School.

• Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.

• Huntington University.

To see a map of the route, visit footpathapp.com/routes/vaccine/C4DB8B8C-8C69-495E-868F-63C4DE0973C3?s=125949.