Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Former city/township high school floats a go

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018

Alumni from nine of the former city/township high schools that were still open in the 1950’s attended a planning meeting Monday night to make a decision whether or not to proceed forward with the goal of having each of the former high schools enter a float in the Heritage Days parade.

Even though most schools represented at the meeting were a bit concerned about finding enough people to build a school float for the parade, everyone agreed they were up to the challenge to build a float for Heritage Days. The alumni representing the Clear Creek Bulldogs are setting the example of what can be accomplished with enthusiasm and confidence.

Former high schools are encouraged to enter a float of any type or size that represents their township high school, even if it a decorated bicycle or kids carrying a banner with the school’s name.  The single most important thing is that everyone has fun in the process.

So far organizers have not been successful in finding people in former high schools from Banquo, Huntington Catholic, Jefferson, Union or Warren. Attendees at the meeting felt if they were not successful getting all schools involved they would find a way to have a banner with the school’s name in the parade. Most people watching the parade will be very surprised to learn there were fifteen different high schools in the ’50s, so they will learn a little bit about the history of Huntington County.

The deadline for submitting an application to enter a float in the Heritage Days parade is June 8. For questions or concerns, call the Chamber office at (260) 356-5300.