Starke County Officials Making Bicentennial Plans

Indiana BicentennialStarke County will be participating in Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration with a number of activities. A volunteer group met again last night to continue local planning.

Discussion was held about local celebrations and events throughout 2016, as well as participation in the 2,3000 mile, 32-day Bicentennial “torch relay” when it passes through Starke County in October of 2016. The torch, similar to the Olympic torch, is being designed by students at Purdue Univertsity. Starke County residents are expected to be recruited to participate in the relay.

Starke County Council member Dave Pearman has been selected as the coordinator of the events. M. J. Bendt is serving as secretary; Starke County Auditor Kay Chaffins also attended the meeting as did a number of other persons interested in local history.

Contact Starke County Councilman Dave Pearman at for information if you are interested in volunteering to participate in planning, development and/or carrying out activities for the celebrations.