WHITTEN – The eastern Hardin County town of Whitten will have a lot going on Saturday and Sunday as it hosts the annual Whitten Days. The festival features a tractor ride, sand volleyball tournament, kids events, a parade, fireworks and plenty of food.
New this year is a 5K run/walk known as the Color Dash at 8 a.m. Saturday. The run will benefit Alicia Holden, a local young girl with cancer, and will have stations where runners can get covered in paint.
“I think it will be a lot of fun,” said Lezlie Reel, one of the organizers of the festival. “I think people are excited to see how this color thing will work.”
The parade is always a highlight and it will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday. Grand marshals of the parade this year are longtime Whitten area residents Don and Delores Hauser.
The fireworks will shoot off at dark Saturday night. The local band CPR will play a street dance from 8 p.m to midnight.