2010 Huntertown Heritage Days Festival announces theme, will celebrate McComb family
(July 19, 2010) – This year’s Huntertown Heritage Days organizers have chosen “New Faces, Old Heritage” as their theme. The festival takes place August 6-7, with many fun activities planned.
On Saturday at 10 a.m., the annual parade will begin honoring the James & Margaret McComb family. In 1850, James & Margaret McComb settled in Perry Township on Old Auburn Road. Their family consisted of 8 sons and 2 daughters; one of those sons was D.O. McComb, founder of D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes.
The McComb family has since been an active part of the surrounding communities as teachers, politicians and business owners in electrical work, grocery stores, construction and the funeral home business.
Several McComb family members will be participating in the parade with floats, vehicles, dancing and music. D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes will be represented with an old-fashioned, horse-drawn funeral coach.
New to the festival this year is a fireworks display, a cornhole tournament, a sidewalk chalk contest and a magic show. Back for its second year is the ever-popular beer tent with live music, along with lots of fun and games for everyone.
- Parade – pick up entry forms at Dan Holmes’ State Farm Insurance office, the Huntertown Hot Spot, the Willow’s Restaurant, or contact LeeAnn Beecher at 260-637-5521.
- Merchant’s Tent – contact Emily Jefferies at 260-637-7039