A ‘HARMONY FEAST’ ON THE FIRST HARMONY DAY

Diners can experience flavors from around the world, prepared just around the corner, at a mini food court highlighting Huntington County’s first-ever Harmony Day.

“Harmony Feast” will be set up under a tent just north of PNC Bank in Huntington Plaza from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Seven local restaurants and Huntington University’s Sodexho food service will offer tasty wares for sale that represent cuisine from America and five foreign lands.

The ethnic fare will include burritos and enchiladas from Los Amigos restaurant; egg rolls and stir fry from Sodexho; lasagna, pizza, and a special house salad from Vinatelli’s restaurant; and Creole seafood etouffee, red beans and rice and beignets from Brick House Grill. Huntington’s German and Irish heritage will be represented by Shepherd’s pie and cole slaw from The Rusty Dog and kielbasa and kraut, German potato salad, and German chocolate pie from Sweet Cinnsations. Rounding out the selections will be all-American favorites from Nick’s Kitchen (tenderloins and pie) and The Country Post (hamburgers and cheeseburgers).

Drinks will be sold at the event by members of Boy Scout Troop 130.

All food items will be priced in $1 increments and tickets at $1 each will be sold at the food court entrance.

The event will be held adjacent to the north side of PNC Bank at Huntington Plaza, across Jefferson Street from Kriegbaum Field. Boogie Down Deejays will provide music for the diners. The Huntington North High School Homecoming parade will pass by the food court and the Vikings will face the Anderson Indians in the 7 p.m. Homecoming football game at Kriegbaum.

Sept. 17 has been designated Harmony Day in Huntington and Huntington County by the city and county councils. The designation was sought by the Harmony Initiative Task Force, a group of community leaders dedicated to building awareness of the different backgrounds and life experiences the county’s residences bring to efforts to make a better future here for all. Sept. 17 is Constitution Day in America and this year the date marks the 137th anniversary of the establishment of the City of Huntington.