State officials are now accepting torchbearer nominations for the upcoming Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.
Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state. The local effort is led by the Dubois County Visitors Center in conjunction with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development and Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann.
Nomination forms can be found by going online to indiana2016.org. Paper forms can be picked up from the Dubois County Visitors Center and other select locations throughout Dubois County. Nominees must be a current or former resident of Indiana or be nominated in honor of a current or former resident.
The nomination period is set to end on October 1st. A juried nomination process will then select torchbearers in each county. Nomination committees have already been selected to manage the process on a county by county basis.
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will start September 9, 2016 in Corydon, Indiana’s first state capital, and culminate with a celebration October 15, 2016 on the grounds of the statehouse in Indianapolis. The torch relay will touch each of Indiana’s 92 counties during the 2,300 mile journey across the state.