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Lawrence County Bicentennial
The State of Indiana will mark its 200th birthday Dec. 11th, 2016; however, Lawrence County’s Bicentennial Committee is preparing for the event now.
The committee will commemorate Indiana’s Bicentennial by leading a countywide grass-root effort, giving Lawrence Countians the opportunity to celebrate history and commemorate the bicentennial in a way that’s meaningful to everyone.
A fundraising website www.fourseasonsports.net ( Store section) To purchase 2015 to purchase Lawrence County Bicentennial merchandise.
For more information please visit :
State – Indiana Bicentennial Commission, 140 North Senate Avenue, Rm 410, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or www.Indiana2016.org.
Chamber Selects 'Community of The Year'
Bedford was named the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Community of the Year.
“Bedford is a great place to live, work and prosper,” Jamie Medlock, past president of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce said. "We have a friendly business environment and an ubelievable amount of cooperation from city and county government, to businesses and residents."
Kevin Brinegar, state chamber president, echoed that theme.
“The city of Bedford is a good example of how true teamwork can improve the quality of living and the business climate in a city of any size,” he said in prepared remarks before the event.
“For rural Indiana, this is very special,” Medlock said. “It is a high honor.”
Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced Bedford and Richmond as Indiana's 2013 Stellar Communities. The cities will now be able to access millions of dollars in funding sources to support their long-term strategic plans. Both communities submitted nearly $20 million proposals. Bedford's plan focuses on downtown development and work force training. Richmond's proposal centers on quality of life improvements including senior housing and improved bike trails and Wi-Fi access.