Bartholomew welcomes Indiana Bicentennial Torch

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay made its way through Bartholomew County yesterday, coming from Decatur County at just after 5 p.m.

Former Hartsville postmaster Mary McGuire was the first Bartholomew County torchbearer, wearing a turn of last century dress while riding in a 1890s mail hack on the back of a trailer.


30-some-odd torch changes later, Bartholomew County Public Library Director Jason Hatton took the torch from Sarah Cannon and carried it to the Bartholomew County Public Library Plaza for the closing ceremonies and the lighting of ceremonial brazier.

You can check out video and photos from the torch relay on our website at 10 10 wcsi dot com

After taking today off, the torch will make its way through Brown County tomorrow. It’s expected arrive at 10 a.m., staying four-and-a-half hours before moving in to Monroe County at 3 p.m. As part of the festivities on Tuesday, admission to the Brown County State Park will be free.

For official photos of Bartholomew County torchbearers, click here.