The 64th annual Huntington Fire Prevention Parade is Monday, Oct. 9. Do you plan on going or want to participate? Here's everything you need to know:
PARKING: Parking will be prohibited on 4th Avenue between 7th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard from 5 p.m. until after the parade.
ROAD CLOSURES: 4th Avenue between 7th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard will be closed from 5 p.m. until after the parade.
PARADE LINEUP: Parade participants will be asked to line up beginning at 6 p.m. between 12th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard.
PARADE ROUTE: The parade will begin at 7 p.m. at 12th Street and 4th Avenue and proceed west on 4th Avenue to 8th Street.
THEME: The theme of this year's parade is “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as a reminder that everyone needs to have a fire escape plan in their home.
RULES: In the interest of safety, parade participants will be prohibited from throwing candy. However, a representative for each parade participant will be allowed to walk along the sides of the street and hand out candy to children.
HOW TO BECOME A PARTICIPANT: Contact Private Sam Roy at 304-654-6699 or email@example.com.
Mayor Steve Williams and members of his administration will lace up their walking shoes again on Sept. 26 as they visit the Walnut Hills neighborhood.
The walk will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26. It will begin at the corner of 28th Street and Davis Street.
The walks usually last one hour to 90 minutes. City Council members develop the routes for the walks based on feedback from constituents.
Mayor Williams and members of his administration have conducted 41 neighborhood walks since the outreach initiative started in May 2015. Representatives of the Police; Fire; Public Works; Planning and Development departments; and Huntington Water Quality Board also attend the walks.
Details regarding times and dates for additional neighborhood walks this fall will be released in the near future.
The Huntington Municipal Parking Board now accepts online payments for Parking Board-issued meter violations, parking lot violations and boot fees.
Online payments are also now accepted for police-issued, non-moving violations such as having an expired registration or parking in a handicap zone. Click here to pay online or learn about other methods of payment.
Online payments for municipal and refuse fees are scheduled to become available this fall.
Welcome Event to Help New Residents Connect to Community
Are you new to the Huntington area? If so, mark your calendar for Wednesday, Sept. 27.
The City of Huntington, Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau and Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce will host "About Town," a welcome event for residents who recently moved to the Huntington area and want to learn more about the services, activities, events and organizations that will help them become connected to the community.
The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the lobby of 21 at the Frederick, 940 4th Ave.
More than 40 organizations -- ranging from governmental entities and neighborhood groups to recreation and fitness and arts and culture -- will attend the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by 21 at the Frederick, and the Huntington Museum of Art will have an arts and crafts table for children.