Unity, diversity and solidarity are the themes for the third annual Huntington Awareness Day set for Sept. 22.
The day starts with a parade featuring bands, floats, vintage cars, service groups and local merchants marching through Huntington Station and ends with a fair.
The grand marshal of the parade will be Brad Rosen, treasurer of the Huntington Station Business Improvement District, and a member of the Rosen family, which has been a force in investing in the community since 1982.
Rosen will represent his father, Robert, and other family members as grand marshal.
“I hope that residents will line the parade route to thank them for all that they have done,”
Town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said. “I also hope everyone will join us at the festival to celebrate the great community we call our home and to have some fun.”
The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at West Hills Road and moves north to Church Street, ending at the fair in the municipal parking lot between Railroad Street and Church Street. The fair will include performances by local artists, a participatory chalk art activity, and booths offering crafts and services. Local restaurants will be on hand to sell food. The fair will run through 5 p.m.
The events are organized by the Huntington Awareness Community Partnership, which is still looking for sponsors, donations, and arts and crafts, artwork, jewelry, fashion and merchandise vendors.
For more information about becoming a parade sponsor, entering a float in the parade or reserving vendor space, contact Dolores Thompson, co-chairwoman of the event, at 631-425-2640 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.huntingtonawareness.org.