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Indiana's Bicentennial Torch Relay

By Jauneta Stout

Tags: Indiana, history, people,

Jauneta StoutLuke Haas was one of over 2000 people who carried the torch for Indiana’s Bicentennial Celebration. He represented Union County High School, celebrating the 200th birthday of Indiana.

He remarked, “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The community interest and publicity were amazing.

“Family and friends cheered me as I sprinted the .8 of a mile. I was proud and happy to do it. The torch was light for its size considering it held cameras and fuel.”

Luke, a high school junior, is a busy young man. He participates in basketball, track, science club, 4-H, and the academic honors program.

Running across Indiana

The torch relay began September 9th at Corydon, the state’s first capital, and will end on October 15th on the Statehouse Grounds in Indianapolis. It will travel in each of the state’s 92 counties. Participants will use all modes of travel that might have been used in the 200-year period: horses and wagons, walking, antique automobiles, race cars, tractors, and others.

Let’s bake a cake for the Hoosier State at the crossroads of America!

Indianas 200th year celebration