The Huntingdon Heritage Festival will hand out two different awards when the event kicks off Saturday morning on the Court Square at 10 a.m.
Brooke Hodges, who was born in Huntingdon to Willie and Mary Opal Quillen Sanders, will be honored as the Citizen of the Year. The Parnell Taylor family will be recognized as the Pioneer family.
Brooke is married to Charles Wesley Hodges and they have two daughters, Mary Susan Cary and Martha Benton.They have five grandchildren.
Hodges’ has had a long and rewarding educational career with the Huntingdon Special School District. She has long been involved in community projects, doing program development with The Dixie.
James Franklin Taylor was the patriarch of the Taylor family, born here in 1844.
Parnell Taylor married Christine Crawley of Bruceton and had two children, Robert Lucas and James Vincent, both life-long residents of Huntingdon.
Parnell Taylor, with the assistance of his father-in-law, Lloyd Crawley, opened Taylor-Crawley Pontiac Co. on East Main St. in 1948. In 1955 Taylor became the sole owner of the dealership. He and his sons bought the Chevrolet dealership from Gordon Wilder and moved it to Hwy 222 South, just off the Court Square.
He was always interested in politics and served in the state legislature from 1972-74 and was a representative at one Presidential Convention.
More information will follow on the two award winners in next week’s newspaper.
The Carroll Bank & Trust Bandstand Stage will host:
• l1:30 – 12;15 – Blazin’ Blair & Skylar Sage.
• 12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Anna & Jon Eaton, an Ameicana/rock/country duo.
1:30 – 3 p.m. – Lavon, a band consisting of there best friends.
The children’s stage, sponsored by the Huntingdon Animal Clinic will feature several family entertainment that start at 11a.m. and conclude at 2:45 p.m.