Pulaski County TorchFest Joins List of Bicentennial Legacy Projects

Indiana BicentennialPulaski County’s celebration of the state bicentennial has now been officially recognized by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. TorchFest was approved last week as a Bicentennial Legacy Project.

It will take place this October in Winamac, to celebrate the arrival of the Indiana Bicentennial Torch. TorchFest kicks off on Friday, October 7 at the County Courthouse with a proclamation ceremony in honor of the torch.

The celebration will continue throughout that weekend, with live entertainment, torch-themed food and drinks, historical presentations, and other activities. Since the event will also coincide with National Manufacturing Day, local industries will be recognized with a “Made in Pulaski County” exhibit.

TorchFest is a collaboration involving the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, Pulaski County Bicentennial Committee, and the Pulaski County Community Development Commission.

There’s still time for organizations to plan Bicentennial Legacy Projects of their own. In Pulaski County, interested organizations may contact county bicentennial coordinator Krysten Hinkle at cdcasst@pulaskionline.org. Project applications are considered at each Indiana Bicentennial Commission meeting.