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

Planning continues for bicentennial torch run event

By From Ann Hedrick-

Planning is continuing for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay celebration to be held in Hartsville Sept. 17th and 18the.

The committee consisting of representatives from the Hope and Hartsville area met on May 18. Also attending were representatives from the Hartsville and Community Volunteer Fire Department and the Hartsville Baptist Church.

Local firefighters will be providing food service beginning on Saturday September 17 and continuing through Sunday Sept. 18th.

The pastors and congregations of the Hartsville Baptist, Christian, and United Methodist Churches are jointly planning activities including singing in the Hartsville shelter house.

Walking and driving tours of Hartsville's historic locations are being planned by area historian Darlene Allen. Student volunteers from the Hauser Historians will serve as tour guides.

The history of Hartsville will be on display with Jean Sneed's extensive collection of Hartsville memorabilia. Jean will be at the exhibit to share his tremendous knowledge of this area's colorful past. Jean is an expert on the famous Hartsville College and its connection to the parents of Orville and Wilbur Wright.

A number of activities and entertainment for children will be offered. We are striving to make this be a fun day for families.

Seven honored citizens from the northeastern Bartholomew County area have been selected to carry the torch from the Bartholomew/Decatur County line through Hartsville continuing west on Road 500N to State Road 9 and on to Simmons Winery on Road 450N. The names of the torchbearers will be announced in July.

Everyone from the Hope and Hartsville area with an interest in this exciting event is invited to attend the next meeting on Wednesday June 22nd at 6 p.m. at the Hartsville Fire Station. We welcome your ideas and your participation.[[In-content Ad]]