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Essay and Coloring Contests offered

Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011

Heritage Days 2011 fun will provide two opportunities for children to “Explore Our Heritage” with “Canoes, Conestogas (Covered Wagons), and Cabins.” An essay contest will give nine to 12-year-olds a chance to search out a historic part of Huntington’s past and write about it. A coloring contest will be offered to children ages five to eight and includes three different pictures showing a part of Huntington’s history for children to color.

Essay forms and coloring pages are available beginning May 9 at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, 305 Warren Street. Older children can find out more about Huntington’s history through researching and writing an essay about how the early settlers of our area lived. The coloring contest includes three different scenes to choose from. An Indian with a bow and arrow, a conestoga wagon, and a pioneer family can be chosen from to color.

The completed projects should be returned to the Chamber of Commerce office by June 6. Food certificates from Kentucky Fried Chicken and Applebee’s will be presented to participants returning the completed forms. Essay and coloring forms can also be downloaded from the Chamber’s website at under the events section for the month of June. Entries will be displayed in the windows of the Huntington County Visitors’ Bureau, downtown at 407 N. Jefferson Street, during Heritage Days. Prizes will be awarded in both categories.

First Prizes in the essay/coloring contests are $50 savings bonds from Bippus State Bank and First Federal Savings Bank. Prizes will also be awarded provided by Pace Auto Group, Dorothy’s Hallmark, Angela Becker Orthodontics, Downtown Dental Group-Dr. Matthew Eckert, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Applebee’s, Pizza Hut and more.