Hoosiers across the state are gearing up to celebrate the Indiana Bicentennial on December 11th, 2016. Communities are coming together to create projects and legacies celebrating their Hoosier heritage. You can discover a few of the many activities taking place in Hendricks County here.
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch began a 2,300 mile journey across the state’s 92 counties on September 9th. The torch relay began in Indiana’s original state capital, Corydon, and the journey will end with a celebration on the statehouse grounds in Indianapolis on October 15th. Hendricks County will be the 40th stop for the torch.
You can see the Bicentennial Torch in Hendricks County on September 23rd, 2016. The route will begin at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg. Torchbearers will then move through Avon, Danville, and Plainfield. 24 torchbearers were selected to represent Hendricks County. These individuals have positively impacted both the county and the state.
The schedule for September 23rd is as follows:
9:00 a.m. Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg (celebration site)
9:45 a.m. Avon Town Hall Park
10:15 a.m. Hendricks County Courthouse in Danville (celebration site)
11:45 a.m. Trail between Friendship Gardens and Hummel Park in Plainfield
1 p.m. Torch is passed to Morgan County
The celebration at Lucas Oil Raceway includes a special performance of the national anthem by Brownsburg native Jeffery James. Morgan Lucas will drive the torch down the drag strip in the Morgan Lucas Racing Top Fuel dragster.
In Avon, each fourth-grader in the school district will be present to cheer for the torch. There will also be a balloon release and a historical reenactor.
The Hendricks County Historical Museum’s Bicentennial Experience will be open to the public in Danville. When the torch takes the stage, there will be music and a proclamation in addition to 200 balloon being released.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see a piece of history as the torch travels through Hendricks County!