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Ruth Marsh, 47th Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015

The 47th Annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast was held Thursday morning, June 18 at the LaFontaine Golf Club with 120 people in attendance. Ruth Marsh was named the 2015 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe in recognition of her contributions to Huntington County.

Marsh and her husband, Sonny, co-chaired a $3.5 million capital campaign to fund the construction of a new facility in Huntington for the Boys & Girls Club. The new building is now in the final stages of construction, and the capital campaign led by the Marshes exceeded its goal.

In addition to chairing the Boys & Girls Club capital campaign, Marsh also serves on the Boys & Girls Club board and has been active with the Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation, LaFontaine Arts Council, Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau, the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center, Optimist Club and Huntington County Leadership. She has previously been named the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year and American Business Women’s Association Woman of the Year.

Michael Zahn, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank and chair of the Chamber board of directors, welcomed the group to the breakfast. Jeremy Nix, attorney with Matheny Hahn Denman and Nix, served as master of ceremonies. Mayor Brooks Fetters led the group in the pledge of allegiance and Father Ron Rieder gave the invocation. A breakfast buffet was served compliments of Kim’s Katered Affair.

Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, thanked Parkview Huntington Hospital for their sponsorship of this year’s Heritage Days, spoke about the events and thanked the Chamber staff, the steering committee and all those involved. He said that Huntington is blessed that organizations in the community also take part in putting on activities. Kimmel concluded with, “I believe we have events this year that will allow everyone to find something they enjoy.”

The Little Miss Heritage Days pageant was held Wednesday evening, June 17. The new Little Miss Heritage Days, Gabriella Betterly, and the Junior Miss Heritage Days, Arianna Betterly, were introduced and the past chiefs were recognized.

Jim Scheiber, 2014 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe and financial advisor with Edward Jones, then introduced Ruth Marsh and presented her with the plaque as the newest Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe. The breakfast was concluded with Marsh reading the proclamation to “let the games begin” as Huntington County celebrates the 52nd Anniversary of Heritage Days.

Shown in the photo at left is Ruth Marsh, 2015 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, as she has a conversation with Marj Hiner, 1989 Chief.