Indiana Lt. Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Indiana Office of Tourism Development executive director Mark Newman and the Dubois County County Torch Relay Committee yesterday released the route that the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will follow through Dubois County this fall.
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will be a 3,200 mile journey with nearly 2,000 torchbearers from each of Indiana’s 92 counties participating. Starting in Corydon on September 9th, the route showcases locations of natural beauty, local interest and historic significance to the state.
The Bicentennial Torch Relay will be running through Dubois County on September 14th, beginning at 9 am (EST). For Dubois County, the course is split up into four segments with celebrations in each of the four school districts in the County, involving Southeast, Northeast, Southwest Dubois and Greater Jasper.
Dubois County Coordinator for the Bicentennial Torch Relay Kevin Manley says dubois County’s route will be going through Ferdinand, Huntingburg, Jasper, and Celestine, highlighting important historic sites. He says they appreciate the great local support received including our local bands and choirs with special recognition of county veterans.
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will start September 9 in Corydon, Indiana’s first state capitol, and culminate with a celebration October 15 on the grounds of the statehouse in Indianapolis.
Dubois County received 67 nominations for torchbearers and those nominations are currently being vetted by the county torch relay coordinating committee.