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High School Float meeting scheduled for May 1

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018

There will be a meeting of former township/city high schools from the 1950s to discuss progress being made on the Heritage Days High School Float Challenge on May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive.

Former high schools are encouraged to enter a float of any type or size that represents their township high school, even if it is just a decorated bicycle or kids carrying a banner with the school’s name. Some people watching the parade may be surprised to learn that there were 15 different high schools open in the 1950s in Huntington County.

The First Farmers Bank and Trust will provide two banners that can be placed on floats that show the school name and mascot using school colors. Individual schools will have the opportunity to work with Ad Design in designing their school banners. A sample banner is shown with this story and will be available to check out at the next planning meeting on May 1.

So far organizers have not been successful in finding interest in entering a float in the Heritage Days parade from Banquo, Huntington Catholic, Jefferson or Warren High Schools.

Township floats can be built by anyone who would like to see their former township or city high school represented in the Heritage Days parade. If no alumni step forward from the former township high schools, organizers hope churches, clubs, organizations or families offer to put together a float so all schools are represented, even if it is just the banner provided by First Farmers Bank and Trust on a truck or held by young people.

The deadline for submitting an application to enter a float in the Heritage Day parade is Friday, June 8 and the Chamber has waived the entry fee for the former high schools. If anyone is interested in helping build a float for one of the old high schools, call the Chamber at (260) 356-5300.