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Your Are Invited: Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Press Conference

WHAT: Press conference revealing the names of over 2,200 Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay torchbearers. Four participants will also unveil the torchbearers’ official uniforms.

Onsite promotional booth will include a by-the-numbers Relay overview, social media opportunities and special props.

WHO: Speakers & Guests include:

  • Indiana Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb
  • Mark Newman, Executive Director, Indiana Office of Tourism Development
  • Kim Smith, President and CEO, Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance
  • Noelle Szydlyk, State Director, Bicentennial Torch Relay
  • Torchbearers from across the state of Indiana

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for the press conference followed by photo and interview opportunities

WHERE: South steps of the Indiana Statehouse (200 W. Washington St.)

In case of inclement weather, press conference will move to south atrium located inside the Indiana Statehouse.

To follow the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay on social media, visit INTorchRelay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay:
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch relay is designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers as one of the major commemorative events of the 2016 Bicentennial celebration. The over 2,200 community-nominated torchbearers will pass the torch throughout 92 counties, symbolically connecting generations to “ignite” Indiana’s future. For more information about the Torch Relay, visit http://www.in.gov/ibc/torchrelay/

About Indiana Office of Tourism Development:
Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb oversees the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD). Mark Newman serves as the agency's executive director. IOTD is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Indiana through leadership and resource support to the Indiana travel industry. The tourism and hospitality industry is the sixth largest industry in the state, is directly responsible for 144,200 jobs, generates over $2.25 billion in tax receipts and contributes $10.7 billion in revenue to Indiana businesses. www.visitindiana.com