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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