On Saturday, April 24, 2021, The Junior League of Huntington invites families with children of all ages on for a socially distanced scavenger hunt.
The Junior League of Huntington’s interactive Hard Hats and Heroes event has become a signature event, but after much consideration regarding public health, hosting the event in its traditional form didn’t seem appropriate. However, the Junior League of Huntington’s Board was unanimous in wanting to host an event that highlighted the work that our frontline heroes do and the important way they are working to ensure the safety of the Greater Huntington community.
This event is a Thank You to our community heroes and frontline workers – police, fire, EMS, doctors, nurses and medical workers, the water and sanitation departments… the list goes on. While we want to offer an activity for the children of the community to participate in, we also want to shine light on the work – and workers – that make our community such a great place to live.
Families will participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt across the Greater Huntington Area to visit different community service, civic, and private organizations which help to keep our communities running. At a drive-thru pickup point, families can purchase their ticket, including an activity book and a passport for the event. Families will be encouraged to take their own route based on clues to each location where truck operators will be on hand to demonstrate how their vehicles work and explain what they do. Check out a fire engine, sanitation truck, aerial bucket truck, dump truck, and much more! Find out why they are such an important part of our community.
Check back later for more details on this upcoming event!
For the safety of our community during COVID-19, the 2020 event was cancelled.
Herald-Dispatch article: Junior League redirects sponsorship funds from canceled event Thank you to our gracious sponsors who allowed us to keep their sponsorship donations even though we could not have the event. We donated these funds to Meals on Wheels to provide food for senior citizens, we purchased baby formula for the Facing Hunger Foodbank, and we fulfilled wish list items for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
These sponsors made this possible: Marshall Orthopaedics, Hoop's Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Marshall Surgery, Marshall Pediatrics, Dinsmore & Shohl, Valley Health, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Home Sweet Huntington Residential, Donahue Brothers Inc., Realty Exchange and Bullington Insurance Agency.
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