Bicentennial Torch passing through Benton County Tuesday

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BENTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will be passing through Benton County on Tuesday.

Newton County will pass the torch to Benton County at 4:30 p.m. It will begin at Earl Park and end at 7 p.m. at Thompson Park for the Extinguishing Ceremony.

Benton County organizers said they’re looking forward to a large crowd.

“What we’re hoping to see is a lot of Benton County residents or individuals to come on out and cheer them on along their portion of the route,” Benton County coordinator Lauren Lee said. “And we’re really just excited to highlight some of the unique things that make Benton County great.”

Lee said there’s a lot to experience along the route.

“There’s a countywide celebration going on at the courthouse on the square in Fowler,” Lee said. “So we’ll have some of our businesses set up showcasing their history within the county, so as the torch passes through Fowler, we will be celebrating there as well.”

At 5:30 p.m., the torch is expected to go through Fowler where there will be a celebration at the courthouse during the relay.

After the Extinguishing Ceremony at 7 p.m., the relay will start back up in Tippecanoe County Wednesday morning.