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Harmony Feast enjoyed by community

Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010

The first annual Harmony Feast was enjoyed in celebration of the first annual Harmony Day, Friday, September 17. The event welcomed the public and took place in the PNC Bank parking lot at Huntington Plaza Shopping Center with around 400 people in attendance.The Harmony Feast highlighted an exciting variety of American and ethnic foods in order to commemorate Harmony Day, which will be celebrated each year hereafter on Septem

ber 17 in Huntington. Harmony Day and the new and unique feast are designed to foster understanding and acceptance of everyone in our community. A display of flags lined the tree lawn in front of the Harmony Feast tent. Over two dozen flags represented nations that have students attending or have attended Huntington University.

The community enjoyed food delights from Sodexo offering Chinese food, Creole/Cajun from the Brickhouse Grill, German from Sweet Cinnsations in Roanoke, Irish from The Rusty Dog, Italian from Vinatelli’s in Markle, Mexican from Los Amigos and American from Nick’s Kitchen and the Country Post. Boy Scout Troop 130 supplied beverages and helped with clean up.

Harmony Day and the feast are the result of three years of collaboration by the Harmony Initiative, a group of civic leaders in conjunction with Huntington University, dedicated to “harmony” in all areas of our county. Those involved are dedicated to building awareness that the different backgrounds and life experiences of the county’s residents together create a better future for all.

The event was sponsored by PNC Bank, Huntington University, Duke Energy, and Our Sunday Visitor.  Additional sponsors include College Park Church, Faith Chapel Church, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, Myers Funeral Home, Pathfinder Services, Inc., and St. Peter's First Community Church.

See the photo gallery of pictures of the evening’s event. Click on photo gallery on the front page of this website.