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Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Look Ahead: Day 32

INDIANAPOLIS (October 13, 2016) – The Torch Relay is the premier event of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebrations. A Visit Indiana Initiative, designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers by symbolically “passing the torch,” connecting generations to IGNITE our future.

The torch will be on the move in Madison & Hancock Counties on Friday, October 14, 2016:

Madison County: Highlights include various locations on the campus of Anderson University, a lap around the track and stop at the Winners Circle at Hoosier Park, and Falls Park in Pendleton.

Hancock County: The 91st county will include torchbearers from Fortville, McCordsville, Greenfield, Cumberland, and New Palestine with stops at the Riley Home, Riley Memorial Park, Hancock County Fairgrounds, Log Jail, and the New Palestine History Museum.

Torchbearers:  Indiana2016.org/TorchRelay

Madison County (submitted): Three individuals from Anderson University have been selected as torchbearers — Anderson University President John Pistole, AU senior Trisha McHugh, and AU mascot Rodney the Raven.

(from nomination form) Although only 13 years old, Trevor Cobb’s personality, attitude, determination, and heart are much bigger than many adults. In 2011, Trevor was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in his leg. He has had to endure many years of treatments, tests, and surgeries, and all through it, he has had a smile on his face and been confident. Despite missing numerous days of school while undergoing treatement and multiple surgeries, Trevor was able to keep his grades up and had been a role model for his peers.His last surgery resulted in Trevor being declared cancer free! During the last 5 years, any time you see Trevor out in the neighborhood or community, he is a positive role model for his peers and young children. His face always had a smile on it and his positive attitude has been so contagious.

Hancock County (from nomination form): Mary McConnell is the State Director for the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy where she has worked for 23 years. The Conservancy works with partners to protect the land and waters on which all life depends. Mary oversees a staff of 60 in 8 offices around the state. The Nature Conservancy has protected over 95,000 acres of land in Indiana. Mary spearheaded the creation of the Bicentennial Nature Trust, a $70 million public/private partnership to purchase land for nature parks and trails to commemorate the Indiana’s 200th birthday in 2016.

Indiana Bicentennial Experience: (all times are Eastern)

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hoosier Park, Anderson
  • 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.  4-H Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple St, Greenfield

Torch Tourism:

Pictures & Video: IndianaTorchRelay.com

Merchandise: VisitIndiana.com

  • 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
  • Day 20 Mileage: 64.70
  • Day 21 Mileage: 7.5
  • Day 22 Mileage: 12.9
  • Day 23 Mileage: 75.42
  • Day 24 Mileage: 80.98
  • Day 25 Mileage: 112.18
  • Day 26 Mileage: 91.93
  • Day 27 Mileage: 108.85
  • Day 28 Mileage: 138.71
  • Day 29 Mileage: 105.53
  • Day 30 Mileage: 76.41
  • Day 31 Mileage: 73.67

Total Mileage: 3,097.51