Communities across the county hosted celebrations Friday in honor of the state’s Bicentennial Torch Relay passing through Hancock County. As torchbearers, nominated by   fellow Hoosiers and chosen by a local committee, passed off the torch commemorating   Indiana’s 200th birthday, residents of all ages crowded the route to watch the historic moment. The torch began its journey through all 92 counties last month. While it passed  through Hancock County on Friday, communities hosted vintage car shows, face-painting,  food trucks and live entertainment to celebrate the affair.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or