Nine Hendricks County Projects, Events Approved by Bicentennial Commission


Danville, Ind., May 24, 2016 – The Indiana Bicentennial Commission approved 104 Legacy Projects and bicentennial events last week at the Indiana State Museum including nine in Hendricks County, the most for the county in any period since bicentennial endorsements began last year.

The K-Kids Club, located at Danville South Elementary School, created a book nook in the local library. It will be stocked with books relating to Indiana, Indiana history, the state’s Bicentennial celebration and important Hoosiers throughout history.

The 38th annual Brownsburg Summer Festival of the Arts will feature more than 150 artisans and craft exhibitors from around the Midwest. The focus of the event is fine art and handmade crafts. In addition, there will be food and local entertainment to enjoy as visitors shop. A children’s area will feature free arts projects and activities.

Other approved projects and events in Hendricks County this round included:

  • Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution’s “Indiana Bicentennial Souvenir Pin”
  • Scrapbasket Quilt Guild’s, “A Walk Across Indiana”
  • Avon Community Heritage Festival
  • Race Across Hendricks County
  • Rotary Club of Plainfield’s “Celebrating the Beauty of Indiana’s Historic Courthouses — Picking the Top Ten”
  • Greater Danville Chamber of Commerce’s “Danville Farmer’s Market”

Hendricks County now has 25 local projects and events that have been approved by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission since endorsements began and is hopeful for more throughout this year.

If your organization would like to create a Legacy Project or seek endorsement for an event for the Bicentennial, please contact your local county coordinator, Josh Duke, at for more information. Legacy Project applications are considered for approval at every meeting of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.

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