Community Celebrates 2015 Heritage Days


The community gathered Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday to enjoy activities, food, booths and more in celebration of the annual Heritage Days in Huntington.

Wednesday evening there was a Best Shot Competition. Festivities continued on Thursday night with activities including a talent show, dinner in the park and entertainment by the Val Jensen Band. The talent portion of the night included nine talented contestants/groups that competed for top three overall. Huntington’s Got Talent’s overall winner was dance Aspen Hansen, second place went to the New Attitude Cloggers and third place was given to Paisley Phelps, who also did a dance.

Friday started with kid games, an ice cream social, entertainment by Mimi Knowles and the 5K Color Run. The 5K run had over 200 people signed up to either walk, jog or run. In the men’s category, the first runner was Jason Merrell, second place Rodney Ewell and third place Griffin Livingston. The first woman to come across was Erin Hurdsman, second place Makieya Bertuzzi and third place Kimmaree Oveson.

Saturday, the last and final day of Heritage Days started with a flag ceremony and breakfast held in the Huntington City Park. The parade after breakfast had over thirty entries of either old vehicles, floats, local businesses and much more. Kids were entertained by free rides all day and others were entertained by returning town favorites Charley Jenkins and Hypno Hick. Many different booths were at the park for people to wander and look at. Also, lawn mower races and a volleyball tournament were offered at Canyon View Junior High for people to enjoy. The Fourth of July night ended with a bang with the annual fireworks.

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