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Harmony Feast set for September 17

Posted: Thursday, September 9, 2010

A new and unique event designed to foster understanding and acceptance of everyone in our community will take place on September 17. A “Harmony Feast” will be held in celebration of Harmony Day in the PNC Bank parking lot at Huntington Plaza Shopping Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Following the Harmony Feast, the Huntington North High School Vikings will kick off their Homecoming football game against Anderson around 7 p.m.

Harmony Day is a result of three years of collaboration by the Huntington Harmony Initiative, a group of civic leaders in conjunction with Huntington University, dedicated to “harmony” in all areas of our county. Through the group’s efforts, with declaration by Huntington city and county governments, Harmony Day has been named as September 17 of each year in Huntington and the county. This year will be the first observance of Harmony Day.

The public is invited to the Harmony Feast which will highlight an exciting variety of American and ethnic foods in order to commemorate this first Harmony Day. A large tent in the PNC Bank parking lot will feature a large variety of foods being prepared by restaurants in Huntington and throughout the county. Tables and chairs will be available for dining.

The Harmony Initiative will sell tickets in $1 increments and vendors will price their food items in even dollar amounts. Food delights available for purchase at the Harmony Feast include Chinese food in the form of stir fry and egg rolls presented by Sodexo; Creole/Cajun, Creole seafood Etoufee, red beans and rice, and beignets from the Brickhouse Grill; German, German potato salad, kielbasa with sauerkraut, and German chocolate pie from Sweet Cinnsations in Roanoke; Irish, shepherd’s pie and cole slaw from The Rusty Dog; Italian, lasagna, pizza, and Vinatelli’s salad from Vinatelli’s in Markle; Mexican, burritos and enchiladas from Los Amigos; and American, tenderloins and pies from Nick’s Kitchen and hamburgers and cheeseburgers from the Country Post Inn. Pop and water will be sold by Boy Scout Troop 130.

Sept. 17 has been designated Harmony Day in Huntington and Huntington County by the city and county councils. The designation was sought by the Harmony Initiative Task Force, a group of community leaders dedicated to building awareness of the different backgrounds and life experiences the county's residents bring to efforts to make a better future for all.

Sept. 17 is also Constitution Day in America and this year the date marks the 137th anniversary of the establishment of the City of Huntington.

The community event is being coordinated by the Huntington Harmony Initiative. Anyone wishing to participate or help sponsor the Harmony Feast may contact Steve Kimmel at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce at 356-5300 or Mike Perkins at Parkview Huntington Hospital at 355-3316.