Bicentennial Torch Relay To Pass Through Mishawaka Oct. 8th


The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will arrive at the corner of Mill and Front Street in Mishawaka at approximately 11:22am on Saturday, October 8th. At 10:45am, Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood will address the crowd and introduce the Mishawaka torchbearers who will then proceed to their appointed spot and wait for the torch to arrive from Lakeville, Indiana.

Upon arrival, the torch will be handed to Dot Wiekamp and Jane Wright. Mayor Dave Wood will drive them in a motorized cart down Mill Street onto the Riverwalk where they will hand the torch to St. Joseph County CEO and former Mayor of Mishawaka, Jeff Rea. Rea will proceed along the Riverwalk where the torch will be handed to MHS State Wrestling Champions Brad Harper, Pat Day, Steve Sandefer, John Harper and Tommy Forte who will pass it along to National Cross Country Champion, Anna Rohrer for the final leg. At the corner of Center Street and Lincolnway she will enter a vehicle and take the torch to its next destination; the Indiana University of South Bend Campus.

Come join the celebration at Beutter Park on Saturday to see this historic event as it passes through our City and support the Mishawaka torchbearers. Immediately following the Bicentennial Torch Relay, the Mishawaka Parks Department will be kickoff the Fall Harvestfest which will run from 12:00 noon to 6pm, also at Beutter Park.

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