The Celebration Continues: Day 21 & Look Ahead

INDIANAPOLIS (October 2, 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.

Sunday the torch made its way through Steuben County.  The approximate six-mile route went through Trine State Recreation Area and Pokagon State Park. After nineteen torchbearers, the torch was put on a sea plane and make an aerial loop of Lake James and landed at Potawatomi Inn Beach. See the video here.

On October 3, the torch will be in LaGrange County.

Torchbearer (from nomination form): Patricia Boase’s association with the American Red Cross began in high school by her delivering flowers to patients in the hospital and spending time at its leadership training camp. Patricia’s interest has always been in disaster relief where she has spent time assisting during Hurricane Floyd in North Carolina, 9/11 in D.C. where she helped on the phone lines, New Jersey for a month after Hurricane Sandy, and her latest time in Moore, Oklahoma where she supervised caseworkers after the tornadoes.


Indiana Bicentennial Experience: (all times are Eastern)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 368 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana

Torch Tourism:
LaGrange County

Amish Acres

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

Blue Gate

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 20 Mileage: 77.20

Total Mileage: 2,198.64

Pictures & Video:  IndianaTorchRelay.com

Merchandise:  VisitIndiana.com

On October 15, 2016, the torch will be used to illuminate an everlasting light for Indiana that will serve as an homage to the state’s first 200 years and an inspiration for generations of Hoosiers to come. The everlasting light will be part of the new Bicentennial Plaza on the west side of the statehouse.