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Posted by: Steve Kimmel 1 year ago

Back in the 1950’s and 60’s the YMCA was the host and the place-to-be for the ever-popular Swing Inn. Located in the basement of the original YMCA, teens from Huntington High and Huntington Catholic gathered to dance and chat the night away! According to the Huntington High yearbook, Swing Inn fun was rated as the “best ever” by all the smartest “cats” and coolest “chicks.”  

On Saturday, March 18 the Y is bringing back this ever-popular dance party event complete with The Moon Cats band, one of Indiana’s premiere 50’s and 60’s bands with members from Grant and Huntington counties. Attendees will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and old-fashioned sodas during social hour. While dressed in their best era outfits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, “cats” and “chicks” will cut up the dance floor to the beat of the Moon Cats. This is a ticketed event with proceeds supporting the YMCA Annual Campaign which provides scholarships and financial assistance to allow Y programming to be available for ALL.  

Many supporters and sponsors are needed to make the Swing Inn a successful and annual event. We are asking for businesses to consider joining us in helping this first annual event be a big success! Please contact Joy Koch at the Y: and she can provide you with sponsorship information and about how you can help! This is a preliminary promotional flyer which will be updated as various sponsors are secured. Those who attended this original event “back in the day” are so excited and the word has gotten out, so we wanted to get this “save the date” information in circulation now!