Category: Highlights

Shipshewana: Past and Present

On Monday, October 3rd, the torch arrived in the third largest Amish and Mennonite community in the United States, LaGrange County, which is home to Shipshewana (3). The first known settlers of Shipshewana were a small band of Potawatomi Indians whose chief was named Shipshewana. The first known white settlers arrived in the 1830s to a lively place full of… Read more →

My Johnson County

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed viewing all of the pictures and videos from the Torch Relay events thus far. When I finally had the chance to enjoy the festivities in the county where I’m from, I couldn’t be happier. My mother especially had been counting down the days until the torch was carried through Franklin, Indiana on September 23 – just before… Read more →

Behind the Scenes of the Relay

  Organizing over 2,000 torchbearers, in 92 counties, over a course that spans over 3,000 miles is a monumental job, one that took many community volunteers. Each county in Indiana has at least one community coordinator to help organize its celebration. These people are volunteers tasked with deciding where the torch will visit while it is in each county. The… Read more →