Starke County rolled out the red carpet to welcome the Indiana Bicentennial Torch last evening. It visited Bass Lake, North Judson, Toto and Knox on its journey. Along the way it was carried by 20 notable community members on everything from a steam train to an antique fire truck to a bicycle before being placed in the Knox Volunteer Fire Department’s rescue boat for its final stop at Wythogan Park. Hundreds of spectators gathered there to celebrate 200 years of statehood, enjoy cake from Fingerhut Bakery and tour the traveling Bicentennial Experience interactive museum. WKVI will air the remarks offered at the celebration on Sunday at noon on Kankakee Valley Viewpoints.
Starke County was the 76th stop on the torch relay route. The festivities started in Corydon, which was Indiana’s first capital, on Sept. 9 and will conclude in Indianapolis on Oct. 15.
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