April 4, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Northern Bartholomew ready for bicentennial torch

By From Barb Johnson-

Indiana's Bicentennial Torch will pass through Bartholomew County on Sunday, Sept. 18th and Hartsville is the very first town in the county to see the torch.

In honor of that exciting event, the citizens of Hartsville have planned a huge two-day event. On both Sept. 17th and 18th activities will begin at 11 a.m., in the Hartsville Town Square and will last until about 7 p.m. on Saturday and about 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Each day there will be an all-day fish fry by the Hartsville Fire Department. In the square you will find booths relating historical information about Hartsville and other small towns, Hartsville College, and the local churches.

There will be re-enactors for the Civil War through World War II with things to share with the crowd. For kids we will offer crafts and old fashioned toys and games, a storytelling booth, and a schoolhouse booth. Each day there will be a space to record stories about Hartsville that will feature many pictures from the past.

We will add to this musical entertainment and some first-person presentations for Saturday. Then on Sunday, Sept. 18th, we will add a balloon man, riding tours of Hartsville's past, a Mini Torch Relay for kids, and of course the torch which will arrive about 5 p.m.

There is no charge for the activities, but you should come prepared to pay for food and drinks. Join us both days for a fun time in the Hartsville square.

For more information call 812-371-7969.[[In-content Ad]]