The Town of Bremen is planning a number of events for Indiana’s Bicentennial this year. The main event is the revival of Oktoberfest. This will include 100 plus craft and specialty vendors, amateur and professional entertainment, food representing the cultures of the area including German, Mexican and Amish along with community events such as a golf tournament and tree and flower plantings. Also on the schedule are fun family competitive events from the past like bed and tricycle races, nail pounding, cow chip throwing and pumpkin carving!
Last Saturday the tree planting ceremony took place at the Bremen Elementary School kicking off a project that will plant a variety of 200 trees along Plymouth Street, Bremen’s main street in the residential area between the intersections of North 331 and South 331 where Route 106 turns north.
The trees will be placed in the tree lawns between the street and sidewalk on both sides of the street using a detailed plan developed by the town’s landscape architect. It’s anticipated that the mass planting will take place in mid-September.
Currently the committee is still fundraising for finish funding all 200 trees. $12,000 is still needed and anyone wishing to help can do so by donating to Bremen 2016. For more information about Bremen’s Bicentennial projects visit their website at www.bremen2016.com or their Facebook page.
The Bicentennial torch is also scheduled to travel through Bremen on October 4, 2016.