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Miss Indiana 100-year Celebration


Miss Indiana 100-year Celebration

Please join the Miss Indiana Centennial Committee on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the setting of Miss Indiana atop the Lawrence County Soldiers, Sailors and Pioneers Monument. The celebration will take place on the west side of the Lawrence County Courthouse at the base of the statue. Immediately following the outdoor ceremony, the public is invited to attend an art show with light refreshments in the Courthouse rotunda. Artwork by students from all Lawrence County Schools featuring the Miss Indiana Statue will be on display.


The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. with the Presentation of Colors by the American Legion Gillen Post 33 and the placing of a wreath by the Bedford Freemasons to honor Lawrence County veterans and the pioneers who settled the county.


Presentation of Colors & Pledge of Allegiance

American Legion Gillen Post 33


Pledge of Allegiance led by:

Lawrence County Commissioners

Dustin Gabhart &Wallace Branham


Wreath Laying

Bedford Freemasons


Welcome & Invocation

Lawrence County Commissioner Rodney Fish

Rev. Tim Thompson


Presentation of Distinguished Guests

Lawrence County Councilwoman Janie Craig Chenault

Mayor Sam Craig, City of Bedford


Ceremonial Address

Judge Nathan G. Nikirk

Lawrence Circuit Court


Choral Performance

“How Firm a Foundation” & “America”

Presented by: Mitchell High School Choir & Bedford North Lawrence High School Choir

Under the direction of: 
Mrs. Amanda Whitmer, Mitchell High School Choir Director &

Mr. Luke Hayden, Bedford North Lawrence Choir Director


Closing Remarks

Mrs. Susan Gales

President, Bedford Revitalization, Inc.

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