Bicentennial Torch Bearers in Marshall County

Marshall County is gearing up the the Bicentennial Torch Relay that will travel through Marshall County on Tuesday, October 4th. The torch will pass through all 92 of the state’s counties, cover over 3,200 miles over a 5 week period, averaging 97 miles a day with 1,900 torch bearers.


On Monday afternoon the committee gathered for one final meeting before the event. Plans are in place and the torch bearers have been announced. The torch will travel through Bremen to LaPaz then on to Plymouth before closing out the day in Culver.


Each community has planned their own modes of transportation, celebrations and events. The torch should arrive in Marshall County about 3 p.m. and pass through Bremen shortly after. The Bremen schools will dismiss early on the 4th to allow families and children to line the streets for this once in a life time event.


A short ceremony is planned at the County Courthouse and then after the torch heads south on Michigan Road a countywide celebration is being planned by Discover Plymouth that will be held in the downtown area with interactive kids activities, entertainment, food vendors, a historic selfie trail and a group photo op. The


On Monday evening the torch bearers gathered at the Marshall County Museum for a photo opportunity and to receive their attire to wear for the event. Torch bearers in Marshall County include:

Otis Bowen in posthumous, Don Bunge, Stephen Cox, Judith Diltz, Jason Faulstich, Garrett Garver, Jan Houin, Jeff Kenney, Emily Kinney, Kent Koontz, Josh Krsek, Ronald Liechty in posthumous, Dana Neer, Richard Rader, Mattie Reese, George Schricker, Allen Schockney, Ben Snyder, Dorathy Taiclet and Hudson Thornton.

The Committee wants to encourage everyone to line the route in Marshall County as the torch travels through.