Bicentennial torch festivities planned for Sunday

Indiana’s Bicentennial torch is on its way to Indianapolis in a 36-day trip through every county in the state.

It will be in Bartholomew County on Sunday and events are planned along the route, from Hartsville to Columbus. Lynn Lucas, organizer of the county’s bicentennial torch relay, says that about 20 booths and activities will start on the Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza at about 2 p.m.

Musical entertainment will start at 4:30 p.m., Lucas said.


The torch is expected to arrive at about 7 p.m. There will be an acceptance of the torch by COunty Commissioner Larry Kleinhenz and the reading of a proclamation by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop, followed by a children’s choir organized by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Lucas said that the torch will actually be staying in Bartholomew County longer than most Indiana counties: