Organization partner with city for bicentennial celebration


Noblesville Main Street, Hamilton County Tourism and the City of Noblesville will welcome the Bicentennial Torch to downtown after it makes its way through Hamilton County tomorrow, Oct. 13.

The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with fun for all ages on Ninth Street and Logan Streets, adjacent to the historic courthouse’s lawn. Logan Street will feature booths and information on many Noblesville-based community groups. The State of Indiana’s Bicentennial Experience will also make an appearance on Logan Street in support of the event. North Ninth Street will house a local vendor area with Indiana-themed merchandise and a game truck for younger attendees to enjoy.

At 6 p.m., the Hunter Smith Band will perform under the tent on the northwest corner of the lawn. The group will break momentarily to recognize the torch when it enters the event at approximately 7:20 p.m. and will resume playing until 8 p.m.

Dignitaries from across the county and state are expected to welcome the torch downtown where it will be housed in a new piece of public art. Local metal artist Bonnie Ramirez designed the cauldron used to hold the torch.

After the event, the city planning team will collaborate once again to incorporate this piece into downtown as a usable piece of public art and a bike rack.

“The Noblesville Bicentennial Celebration will be an event centuries in the making,” said Brenda Myers, president and CEO of Hamilton County Tourism. “We hope to gather people from all Hamilton County communities to celebrate Indiana’s past, present and future.”

This event is also sponsored in part by Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim.

The planning team is watching the weather for the evening of the event. Should an adjustment need to be made for safety or weather purposes, notification will be issued via the Noblesville Main Street Facebook page and Twitter account @Mainstrt.

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