Clinton County celebrated Indiana’s 200th birthday in style. Shan Sheridan and Carol Price put together a torch relay and Bicentennial program for Clinton County that will bring back fond memories for all.
The Clinton County Bicentennial Project was remembered one last time as torch bearers were honored together in one place for the first time at the Skanta Theatre at the Frankfort Community Public Library Thursday evening.
Shan Sheridan and Russ Kaspar opened the program with a video by Erick Dircks that remembered some of the highlights of 2016 in Clinton County. The video was not intended to be a comprehensive look at County History for 2016 but did touch one many county highlights throughout the year. Here is that video:
Carol Price intoduced another video that captured the popular Bicentennial Style Show held at the Clinton County 4-H building on September 17th. The style show featured fashions from 1816 to 2016. The oldest fashions were prairie dresses and black wedding dress from the late 1800’s complete with black high top boots. The clothiers were provided by St. Matthew UMC, Clinton County Civic Theatre and individuals including Marilyn Chittick’s personal collection of vintage fashions.
Over 80 outfits were featured at the show and in the video. Sandy Haan designed the event and narrated the popular September 17th event. A video of The Bicentennial Fashion Show was viewed publically for the first time Thursday night.
All Video production and presentation by Erick Dircks was made possible by Clinton County Chamber of Commerce, Encompass Credit Union and Wamplers Services, Inc.
Here is that video of the Fashion Show:
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay covered 3,200 miles across 92 Indiana Counties. The Relay began in Corydon, the state’s first capital on September 9th and ended in Indianpolis on the Statehouse Grounds on October 15th. The torch traveled 6 days per week for 5 weeks, a total of 32 days with Mondays off for rest.
On October 6th at about noon, torch bearers from Tipton County handed the torch to Joe Root at the county line on State Road 28 and after it was passed from hand to hand Barb and Jerry Seager handed it to Carroll County at the County Line on State Road 75.
Here is the video shown at the Skanta Theatre Thursday Night that honored the 21 Torch Bearers representing Clinton County.
Here is the video of the entire downtown ceremony on video as seen from the second floor of Ellis Jewelry. This video was seen LIVE and WORLD-WIDE on WILO TV on October 6th.