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Huntington Turns Out for Awareness Day

Music, food attract crowd to Huntington Station.

The third annual Huntington Awareness Day drew hundreds of people Saturday who turned out to celebrate Huntington Station.

Billed as a "unity in the community" event, the day offered a parade that wound along New York Avenue from 15th Street to Church Street, where a festival of games, food, vendors and entertainment awaited. Scores of Suffolk County police also turned out to offer wristbands to kids, provide lessons in the hazards of drunk driving, explain the use of police equipment and more.

While Huntington High School's marching band was first in the lineup, Whitman's band joined for the first time this year. Also joining in the march were several community groups and agencies, including representatives of the Dolan Family Health Center, the NAACP, whose former president, Dolores Thompson, is a founder of the event, sororities, Head Start advocates, community garden volunteers, otorcyclists, politicians and representatives of both the Huntington and South Huntington school districts.

Tom Dewick September 23, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Is that"awareness that our country is rapidly becoming a socialist state" day? And that we are being killed by political correctness and freeloading minorities day?
Cathy September 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM
I drove past the huntington train station that day, and was struck by the amount of police presence in the area. There must have been 1 scpd car every five feet. In addition there was so many officers standing around talking to each other, doing nothing. I would like to see a community day without all the officers around keeping the peace, now that would be real town unity.
Neil September 25, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Our President needs to realize you do not improve the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred!

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