Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Chamber offers its thank you to community

Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014

Huntington Heritage Days 2014 were a major success due in large part to the many dedicated volunteers who so generously gave of their time and resources. The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce staff would like to say how much we appreciate the time given this year.

Several groups helped to make Heritage Days possible. To Markle Health & Rehabilitation, the corporate sponsor, goes a big THANK YOU for their generous donation to the festival. We also appreciate McDonald’s Restaurant for making the Kid Zone downtown possible.

Thanks are also extended to Bob Caley, Chris Abbett, Tim Bischoff and the city street department for all their kind attention to barricades, cones and street safety; Lindsie Goss and the EMA team for their help with Emergency Management; E.J. Carroll and the police department; Terry Stoffel and the sheriff’s department for their assistance and Steve Fine and the Indiana Dream Center for their help with trash clean up and Saturday evening beverages at the Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Transportation needs were met by Jeff Hammel at Troxel Equipment and we thank him for the use of the Gator; LaFontaine Golf Club for the use of two golf carts and Jim Friermood at Sportsmobile for storage of the Gator and golf carts during the festival.

The Friday night car show would not have been possible without the support of Chris and Erin Covey and Ed Ferguson (Fast Eddie) of Kroozinationals. We thank them for the well-organized and attended event. It was greatly enjoyed by the community.

Heritage Days would not be possible without the hard work of the Heritage Days Steering committee who meet throughout the year under the direction of Craig and Judy Lee, co-chairs. We offer our most sincere thanks for their dedication to all of the events. We thank Rose Wall for heading up the Chief’s Breakfast; Dawne Pearson for the Little Miss Heritage Days Pageant; Jason Fields for his leadership in directing the parade; Joe Wiley, parade line-up; Barb Rupley for her supervision of the judges and judges stand for the parade and the event at Two EEs Winery; Chant Thompson and his team for announcing the parade; Nancy Martin for organizing sponsors; the Boys and Girls Club – Ashley Allen and Desiree Frederick for children’s games; Craig and Judy Lee for long hours spent downtown watching over the activities; Dan Juergens for organizing the bed race; Paula Kimmel for publicity; Phyllis Renz of the Visitor and Convention Bureau for the Window Decorating Contest; Michelle Crone, street coordinator; Chris Smart and Pat Johnson for organizing the Hot Air Balloon launches and Glow, Max Kaylor and his team for the Saturday Car Show and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA for their entertainment at HNHS.

Thanks to the Historic Forks of the Wabash for Vaudeville and tours of the park and to the Huntington County Historical Museum for the historic bus tours.

We thank all the people in the community who held breakfasts, dinners, cook-outs, cook-offs and the many other activities that were included in this year’s Heritage Days events. We thank everyone who visited the carnival and enjoyed the rides and food.

The Chamber of Commerce thanks the great people of Huntington County who participated in and attended the events. The success of each year’s Heritage Days is dependent on your support.

Steve Kimmel
Executive Director
Huntington County Chamber of Commerce