Monday, October 16th, 2017

Jaycees look to community for support

Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Huntington Jaycees have a calendar full of projects designed to give back and promote growth in Huntington. They are looking for partners in the business community that would be willing to help support these projects.

The Annual Huntington County Easter Egg Hunt will be hosted by the Jaycees on April 16 at Memorial Park. The event is free for all Huntington County children. The Jaycees need to purchase 5,000 new eggs, candy to fill 10,000 eggs, and prizes for each age group from birth to 12 years old. They are looking for monetary donations, sponsorships, or specific items to be given for this purpose. More than 1,000 children participated in the 2010 Egg Hunt and over 100 prizes as well as candy in over 8,000 eggs were given away.

The Second Annual Huntington Jaycees Renaissance Faire will take place May 27 through 29 at the PAL Club. Sponsors for stages and sponsorships for entertainment including returning entertainers are needed. Direct sponsorships of the entertainers are available with notation and recognition of the sponsor given on all advertisements, on the stages, and in the programs. Opportunities for sponsorships may include the children’s area, a fairy tale theater, puppet theater, a May Pole, the returning petting zoo with pony rides, goblin and fairy Houses, barrel rides, a treasure hunt, and more.

The Jaycees will be hosting the Heritage Days Bed Race on June 18. Teams, sponsors for the teams, beds, and prizes are needed. Any donation or sponsorship for this event is welcomed.

General donations toward the Jaycees are always welcome and needed. With donations in the Jaycees’ general fund, the gap in funding for these projects can be filled. The Jaycees are asking for the community’s help to educate, entertain, and contribute to the quality of life Huntington.

For more information about any of these projects or to donate or participate, contact Huntington Jaycees president, Rachel Taylor at (260) 355-0274 or jesell96@hotmail.com; vice president, Todd Nightenhelser at (260) 519-0447 or upoorsoul@hotmail.com; or community liaison, Brock Tucker, (260)359-9348 or brocktucker@att.net.