Pullman Square | 3rd Ave & 10th St
Huntington is one of just eight communities remaining in the America’s Best Communities competition, a $10 million initiative sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel to revitalize small towns and rural communities across the country.
The winning communities will be named April 19 at the America’s Best Communities Grand Prize Ceremony in Denver, Colorado. The top community will be awarded $3 million, second place will win $2 million, and third will receive $1 million.
Local leaders will gather the community for the “Rally to be America’s Best” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17 at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington to boost excitement ahead of the big moment.
Since the competition launched in September 2014, Huntington has won a total of $150,000 in grant funding from the program’s sponsors to create a community revitalization plan and begin to implement it.
Community members are asked to bring signs that show support for Huntington in the America’s Best Communities competition. A drone will video the crowd’s excitement as Marshall University cheerleaders and Marco cheer on Huntington.