This year, the state of Indiana has been busy celebrating! Rightfully so, as 2016 marks the 200th birthday of the Hoosier state! One very much anticipated aspect of the yearlong commemoration has been the Bicentennial Torch Relay. This festivity began on September 9th and continues to get closer to its stop in DeKalb County each day!
The Torch Relay will be passing through each of the 92 counties in Indiana, and covering 3,200 miles! Regular updates on their 5-week journey through the counties can be found on the Torch Relay’s Twitter, Facebook page, and the route is shown on www.indianatorchrelay.com!
The Relay will make its way through DeKalb County on Saturday, October 1st! This date also happens to be the last day of the 85th Annual DeKalb County Free Fall Fair! Spectators can anticipate an Indiana Bicentennial Torch Presentation on the west side of the Courthouse square during the fair festivities!
This “Cauldron Lighting Ceremony” will begin at 7:00 PM and includes guest speakers from the community and state: Norm Yoder, Mayor of Auburn; Don Grogg, DeKalb County Commissioner President; Ben Smaltz, State Representative; and Dennis Kruse, State Senator.
To learn more, visit www.in.gov/ibc/torchrelay and see the exciting details and information of the Torch Relay process!