Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Look Ahead: Day 20

INDIANAPOLIS (September 29, 2016) – The Torch Relay is the premier event of Indiana’s Bicentennial. A Visit Indiana Initiative, designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers by symbolically “passing the torch,” connecting generations to IGNITE our future.

October 1, 2016:

Allen County: Twenty-four torchbearers will carry the torch, on a path that travels north on Calhoun Street and also includes Main Street, St. Joseph Boulevard, Spring Street, and Lindenwood Avenue.

Torchbearer: Tiffany Jones was nominated by her parents. Here’s what they said about her: Our daughter has one of the kindest, compassionate hearts I have ever seen. She works as a zookeeper at the Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo. She has volunteered at an oil spill to help clean animals covered with oil. She adopted a bird from the zoo that was being retired that she had cared for since she started working there. I feel like if we all do small acts of kindness and goodness, this world would be a much better place to live.

DeKalb County: The torch relay is coming to DeKalb County on the last day of the 85th annual DeKalb County Free Fall Fair. The fairgrounds is showing off its new Saddle Horse Barn and Horse Show Arena, less than 3 years old. A 4-H torchbearer will be riding her horse carrying the torch past the fairgrounds.

Torchbearer: Jerry Rathburn sold a car at the Auction America. With the proceeds of the sale, he underwrote a Honor Flight from Ft. Wayne to Washington D.C.


Indiana Bicentennial Experience: (all times are Eastern)

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne

4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Courthouse, 100 Main Street, Auburn

Torch Tourism:

Allen County

The Fort

Science Central

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

DeKalb County

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

Waterloo Depot

World War II Victory Museum

Day 1 Mileage: 114.37

Day 2 Mileage: 73.98

Day 3 Mileage: 124.07

Day 4 Mileage: 119.72

Day 5 Mileage: 105.96

Day 6 Mileage: 115.51

Day 7 Mileage: 113.69

Day 8 Mileage: 138.37

Day 9 Mileage: 114.31

Day 10 Mileage: 75.75

Day 11 Mileage: 99.95

Day 12 Mileage: 165.33

Day 13 Mileage: 76.41

Day 14 Mileage: 122.69

Day 15 Mileage: 90.21

Day 16 Mileage: 60.44

Day 17 Mileage: 133.58

Day 18 Mileage: 89.58

Day 19 Mileage: 122.82

Total Mileage: 2,056.74

Pictures & Video: IndianaTorchRelay.com

Merchandise: VisitIndiana.com