Members of the Wabash College community will participate as part of the Montgomery County torchbearers in the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay coming through Montgomery County this fall. Alumni and faculty torchbearers are: Todd Barton ’00, Professor Emeritus Bill Doemel, Professor Emeritus David Hadley, Dale Petrie ’70, and Professor William Placher ’70 (posthumous). General Lew Wallace, who received an honorary Wabash degree in 1881, will be represented posthumously. The torch bearers were selected to represent various areas of the community, as well as historical figures who laid the groundwork for Montgomery County.
The torch relay route will come through Crawfordsville, with a swing through the campus, on October 13 between 9am and noon.