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Vehicle, music to be a part of Heritage Days

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018

Heritage Days will include two vehicle shows as a part of the celebration for 2018. A downtown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, sponsored by MetroNet, will be held Friday evening, June 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, June 23 at Huntington North High School from 3 to 8 p.m. VFW Post 2689 is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2018.

Friday evening in downtown Huntington promises to celebrate Huntington’s heritage with a festival atmosphere. As part of the Heritage Days theme for 2018, “The ’50s: Community Strong,” the evening also includes ’50s music by The Moon Cats Band. This event will take place at Jefferson and Franklin Streets, and is sponsored by Lake City Bank. The carnival will also be in operation.

The Friday evening vehicle show is being organized by Chris and Erin Covey of the Heritage Days steering committee of the Chamber of Commerce. The show is open to all makes and models with registration taking place at the intersection of Cherry and Washington Streets from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The vehicle entry fee is $10. Dash plaques and goody bags will be given to the first 75 vehicles registered. Awards will take place at 8:30 p.m. to the top 25; best of show; best car, truck, motorcycle; best paint; best engine and best interior. The event is a fundraiser for the Downtown Business Association. For information, contact Chris or Erin Covey at (260) 358-2293. The entry form is available here or in the Chamber office, and can be mailed to Chris Covey, 10917 Wingara Way, Roanoke, IN 46783.

The Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show is being organized by Max Kaylor of the Heritage Days steering committee, and will take place at Huntington North High School from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. Registration will be from 3 to 6 p.m. with a $10 fee. The show will take place on the west side of the high school with entry from MacGahan Street. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles registered, door prizes will be given out at registration. Ten awards will be presented for pre-1970s vehicles and ten for vehicles from 1971 to present. There will also be five special awards and five motorcycle awards. Participants must be present to win awards which will be announced at 8 p.m. DJ Dick Smart of Smart Productions will provide music during the show. For more information, contact Max Kaylor (260) 224-3535. Checks and pre-registration forms can be mailed to Max Kaylor, 829 Oak Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

Kaylor and the Huntington County Disaster Team will man the vehicle show at Huntington North High School, which will include the Hot Air Balloon Festival also on Saturday at the high school. Emergency vehicles, children’s activities and food vendors will also be present.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce at (260) 356-5300 or visit the website at for more information about any of the above events, for entry forms or information about Heritage Days 2018.