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Darlene Stanley selected as the 45th Chief

Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013

The 45th Annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast was held Thursday morning, June 20 at the LaFontaine Golf Club with 108 people in attendance. Darlene Stanley, president of Johnson Junction businesses in Huntington, was named the 2013 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe in recognition of her contributions to Huntington County.

Mike Perkins, Chamber of Commerce board director and Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation director, served as master of ceremonies and welcomed the group to the breakfast. Perkins thanked this year’s Heritage Days sponsor Dormhole.net. Mayor Brooks Fetters led the group in the pledge of allegiance and Father Ron Rieder gave the invocation. A breakfast buffet was served compliments of Kim’s Katered Affair.

Joe Burgess, Heritage Days steering committee chairman, then spoke about Heritage Days and thanked the Chamber staff, the steering committee and all those involved. He said that Huntington is blessed that organizations in the community also take part in putting on activities. Burgess concluded with, “Everyone please enjoy Heritage Days!”

The Little Miss Heritage Days pageant was held Wednesday evening, June 19. The new Little Miss, Brooklyn Buzzard and the Junior Miss Huntington, Emily Molitor, were then introduced and the past chiefs were recognized.

Michael Zahn, 2012 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe and president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank, then introduced Stanley and presented her with the plaque as the newest Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe. The breakfast was concluded with Stanley reading the proclamation to “let the games begin” as Huntington County celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Heritage Days.

Shown in the photo is Darlene Stanley, president of Johnson Junction businesses, who was selected as the 45th Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe accepting her plaque from 2012 Chief Michael Zahn, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank.