Community celebration planned

GREENFIELD — The state’s bicentennial torch will pass through Hancock County Oct. 14 and be greeted by a birthday party fit for a 200th celebration of statehood, organizers say.

In conjunction with the bicentennial relay, which winds through Hancock County on the last leg of the race in October, the county’s bicentennial committee has planned a family-friendly event from 5-9 p.m. at the fairgrounds, 802 N. Apple St. in Greenfield.

Organizers, who have spent the month planning the event, say there will be plenty of activities and live music to keep the crowd entertained throughout the afternoon and evening. Food will be provided by the Hancock County Agricultural Association.

A cauldron lighting is planned for 7 p.m., the party’s midway point, to celebrate Indiana’s 200th anniversary of statehood.

Community organizations that serve Hancock County will set up booths about their mission and provide hands-on activities for kids and families, organizer Brigette Cook Jones said.