HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind., August 24, 2016 – Six more Hendricks County legacy projects and events were among the 69 endorsed this month by The Indiana Bicentennial Commission, bringing the total to 34 Hendricks County projects and events endorsed by the state.
Local projects this round included:
- Leadership Hendricks County’s The Bicentennial History of Hendricks County, Indiana, which is a 15-minute video that summarizes 200 years of the history of Hendricks County, Indiana. It will cover geography, towns, schools, significant events, commerce, roads, leaders and citizens, as well as the general evolution of the county itself.
- The Hendricks County Arts Council held a contest for Hendricks County residents 18 and older to submit original works of art representing the Bicentennial Torch Relay and celebrating the Indiana Bicentennial. The winner receives a $250 cash prize and a commemorative Bicentennial medal. The printed poster will be available throughout Hendricks County.
- The Brownsburg Public Library will have a Bicentennial Birthday Bash during the month of September to coincide with the torch relay coming through Hendricks County on Sept. 23. There will be a variety of activities for all ages including a special exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, Who is a Hoosier. For more information, visit www.bburglibrary.net.
- Other endorsed legacy projects: Hendricks County Community Foundation’s Get Involved event on Sept. 7; the Hendricks County Art Gala on Sept. 14 and Bellville Lodge #65 F & AM’s project, Cartersburg, Then and Now.
For more information on all of these projects and events, visit www.indiana2016.org.
The next two deadlines for endorsement are Sept. 2 and Oct. 14. Endorsed Hendricks County projects also can seek $250 in funding through the Visit Hendricks County Bicentennial Grant.
If your organization would like to create a Legacy Project, seek endorsement for an event for the Bicentennial or apply for a bicentennial grant or if you have any questions, please contact your local county coordinator, Josh Duke, at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to www.VisitHendricksCounty.com/Bicentennial.
About the Indiana Bicentennial Commission
Indiana’s 2016 Bicentennial celebration aims to honor our state’s 200 years of history, but to do so in a way that engages all 6.5 million Hoosiers and leaves a lasting legacy for future generations. The Commission has endorsed more than 1,300 Legacy Projects in all 92 counties that focus on the four Bicentennial pillars: youth and education, historical celebration, community involvement and nature conservation. A large emphasis throughout this year is on the health and wellbeing of Indiana children, as they are the true legacy of the Bicentennial.