Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Markle Health & Rehabilitation is named sponsor

Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014

Heritage Days 2014 will be celebrated in Huntington Wednesday, Wednesday, June 18 through Sunday, June 22. The theme is Flourishing in the 1920s and the official sponsor has been named as Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

Markle Health & Rehabilitation is an American Senior Community located at 170 N. Tracy Street in Markle. The facility features rehabilitation, physical therapy, Auguste’s Cottage memory care, skilled nursing, long term care, hospice care and respite care. Vicki Shepherd is the administrator.

This year’s theme will allow participants in the annual Heritage Days Parade and other activities to depict the history of the 1920s, an era when Huntington County grew and flourished. This part of Huntington’s history will give Heritage Days participants the opportunity to get to know a little more about what businesses and activities were a part of the community. The theme is part of an ongoing effort to “explore” Huntington’s heritage.

Activities that will be a part of this year’s Heritage Days festivities include the traditional Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe breakfast at LaFontaine Golf Club on Thursday morning and the annual Rotary Strawberry Feed on Thursday evening at Hier’s Park. A car/antique vehicle, truck and motorcycle show within a 1920s celebration will take place on Friday evening in downtown Huntington. Saturday afternoon will bring a planned cornhole tournament and enlarged Fun Zone children’s activities also downtown. A hot air balloon festival will continue through the weekend with a car show, bed race and balloon glow all on Saturday at Huntington North High School.

The Heritage Days Parade will be held Saturday, June 21 beginning at 10 a.m. Participants in this year’s parade will be asked for a $25 fee per entry. Groups are considered as one entry. This fee along with a certificate of liability insurance must be submitted along with the parade registration form.

Tours at the Historic Forks of the Wabash and tours/exhibits at the Huntington Historical Museum will also be a part of Saturday’s festivities. JeFFFest will take place on Sunday evening, June 22, in the center block of downtown completing the Heritage Days festivities.

Poor Jack’s Amusements will once again be the carnival of choice for 2014. Rides and activities will be located on Warren Street from Wednesday, June 18 through Sunday, June 22. Streets involved with the carnival will close on Monday, June 16 at 5 p.m. to allow for set-up.

Heritage Days are coordinated by a Steering Committee of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. For more information contact the Chamber at 356-5300 or visit the website at www.huntingtoncountychamber.com.