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Your Guide to the Marshall County Bicentennial Torch Relay

Torch relay exhibit thru Marshall County

Your Guide to the Marshall County Bicentennial Torch Relay

Experience this once in a lifetime opportunity by watching the passing of the official Indiana Bicentennial Torch through Bremen, Lapaz, Plymouth, and Culver.

Patterned after the Olympic Torch Relay Indiana’s version will pass through all 92 counties the state’s counties, cover 3,200 miles over a five week period, averaging 97 miles per day.

The Route

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The Marshall County Torch Relay is just a week away! Join the celebration, line the streets, cheer the torchbearers! All are welcome to join the fun. Here is a list approximate times the torch will be in Marshall County:
-Arrive in Bremen at 3PM
-Arrive in Lapaz around 4PM
-Arrive at Plymouth Veterans Parkway at 4:40PM
-Arrive at Centennial Park Arch at 4:45pm
-Arrive at Marshall County Courthouse at 5:00pm
-Arrive at Chief Menominee Statue at 5:30pm
-Arrive in Culver at Heritage Park at 6:20pm
-End on Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver Academies at 7:00pm

The Torchbearers

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The torchbearers are what make this relay truly happen, without them we wouldn’t have much of a relay.  The state allowed Marshall County to name 20 torchbearers who have made significant contributions to this county and our state. These men and women could be past or current residents of the county and could be nominated posthumously.

We received 50+ nominations during the nomination period.  A local selection committee narrowed that list to 20 selected torchbearers based on their residency, service, achievement and recognition. That committee had a tough job and many great people who have made significant contributions to our county and state were not chosen.

Marshall County Celebration

Hosted by Discover Plymouth, the Communities of Marshall County are invited to the Torch Relay Celebration in Downtown Plymouth. Come and enjoy live entertainment, food, activities for kids, historic sites selfie trail,and classic cars. Be part of the community group picture at 6:00 p.m. There will be drawings for Indiana Bicentennial themed baskets and the chance to win a 2016 Blueberry Festival Picnic Basket. Stop by the “Indiana Mobile Experience” on Garro Street from 3:00 – 7:00. Check out Marshall County’s award winning Museum, The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will have an informational booth.

So now you have all the details for the Marshall County Bicentennial Torch Relay.  You can find more information about everything online here or by liking and sharing our Facebook page.

Please plan to join us at one of these sites or even multiple ones if you wish as we make history on October 4, 2016 3pm-7pm.