To the editor:

Thank you to all who came out and participated in the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay through Warrick County on Saturday, Sept. 10. It was a historic event that showed the pride we have in our communities and in Warrick County. It took a combined effort to make this event happen. The torchbearers and their family and friends, all the volunteers at the pass-off points, the local police and sheriff’s deputies all worked to make this a memorable day.

Thank you to the City of Boonville and Town of Newburgh for hosting Welcome Stops for the torch. It was small town pride at its best. Tammy Winsett Boruff and Michelle Johnson in Boonville and Christy Powell and Andrea Balboni in Newburgh did a great job rolling out the welcome carpet and coordinating their events. A special thanks to Jim Moore of Newburgh for sharing his coral 1954 Plymouth Belvedere to transport many of the torchbearers.

It was great to see so many people lining the roads and streets to cheer our 23 local torchbearers. The small children standing along the route witnessing this historic event will remember this for years to come. This is part of living in an area that celebrates events and makes memories for future generations. This is something we can all be proud to be part of.

Again, my thanks to everyone who participated in the Bicentennial Torch Relay and made this a memorable and successful event.

Shari Sherman

Executive Director, Warrick County

Chamber of Commerce

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay County Coordinator

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