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Huntington takes part in Bicentennial kickoff

Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015

The Bicentennial Flag will be raised today by Mayor Brooks Fetters at the City Building, 300 Cherry Street, along with cities and towns across the state. The Bicentennial Flags were mailed to Clerk-Treasurers in all 564 cities and towns across the state. They were also sent to all 92 county mayors. All cities, towns and counties are asked to raise the flag and read the provided proclamation on Statehood Day, today, December 11 at noon.

“The flag is a symbol of unity as we kick off the Bicentennial,” executive director of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission Perry Hammock said. “In their hometowns and in their travels, Hoosiers will see the Bicentennial flag waving all across the state during our year-long celebration.”

Flags were made available through the generous sponsorship of MacAllister Machinery Company and the Association of Indiana Counties. The white flag presents the Indiana 200 Bicentennial logo in the blue and yellow of the Indiana State Flag. Bicentennial flags are available in full size (3’ by 5’) and in miniature (4” by 6”). They can be purchased at the Indiana Historical Bureau and online at the IHB website at http://in.gov/history/2388.htm, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Flags can be ordered by phone, email or by visiting the Indiana Historical Bureau's store located in the Indiana State Library.

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission is a fifteen-member body, chaired by Former Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman and Former U.S. Congressman Lee Hamilton, charged with overseeing the planning and execution of a statewide celebration for Indiana’s 200th birthday. First Lady Karen Pence serves as official Bicentennial Ambassador. Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, and do so in a way that engages all Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations. The commission encourages every community in Indiana to take part in this unique celebration.

Huntington County also has its own Indiana Bicentennial Steering Committee. The committee is led by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and has activities planned throughout the year. Visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/IndianaBicentennialHuntington/.

Don’t miss your opportunity to join in this once in a lifetime celebration. Hoosier communities all across the state are showing their support and pride by joining in the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Celebration.

Visit www.indiana2016.org to learn more about Indiana’s bicentennial history in the making.