INDIANAPOLIS (September 13, 2016) – The Torch Relay is the premier event of Indiana’s Bicentennial. A Visit Indiana Initiative, designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers by symbolically “pass the torch” connecting generations to IGNITE our future.
September 14, 2016:
Dubois County: The relay will begin at the American Legion in Ferdinand and pass through Huntingburg and Jasper.
Orange County: Home to two historic hotels, French Lick Resort and West Baden Springs Resort, the torch will be driven in antique cars, trolley and a 6 horse drawn stage coach.
Lawrence County: In “Limestone Country”, the torch will kick off with a bison. The torch will pass by Spring Mill State Park and the Gus Grissom Memorial.
Dubois County: A wagon full of veterans, who are also torch bearers, will pass the torch from person to person and then to Sue Ellspermann, Ellspermann is the former Lt. Governor of Indiana and current president of Ivy Tech Community College.
Orange County: French Lick Resort’s Chief Operating Officer, Chris Leininger is a torchbearer. His nominator says that under his watchful eye, two historic hotels were revived and restored to their former glory. He’s also responsible for building a new casino and the Pete Dye Course.
Lawrence County: Becky Skillman is the co-chair the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. Skillman is responsible for leading the team and completing more than 2,000 initiatives to celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday.
Indiana Bicentennial Experience: (all times are Eastern)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Paoli Courthouse Square, 200 W. Court Street
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Harp Commons, J street
Monastery Immaculate Conception
Dubois County Museum
French Lick Resort
West Baden Springs Resort
Spring Mill State Park
Gus Grissom Memorial
Day 1 Mileage: 114.37
Day 2 Mileage: 73.98
Day 3 Mileage: 124.07
Day 4 Mileage: 119.72
Total Mileage: 432.14
Pictures & Video: IndianaTorchRelay.com