The City of Loganville will take part in its second bicentennial celebration as it welcomes the Gwinnett County ceremonial torch.
The torch began its journey on Gwinnett County’s 199th birthday on Dec. 9, 2017. The relay is part of the year-long bicentennial celebration that will take the ceremonial torch across the county, ending on the county’s 200th birthday. The torch arrived in Snellville last week and will make its way down Highway 78 to Loganville on June 7.
“Unfortunately, I was unable to take part in running the Walton County bicentennial flag through the city earlier this year. But I have my running shoes ready for June 7th,” Mayor Rey Martinez said. “I look forward to being an active participant in bringing the torch to City Hall and I hope our great citizens will line the streets to join us in celebrating this important moment in history.”
High school runners will bring the torch from Snellville east down Highway 78 beginning around 9 a.m. Martinez is expected to meet the runners at the Racetrac in Loganville around 10 a.m., where he will take the torch to Main Street and down to City Hall, where a small ceremony will be held to commemorate the torch’s journey and Gwinnett County’s bicentennial.
Before the torch arrives in Loganville, a traveling historic display will be set up in City Hall. The panels are scheduled to arrive on June 6 and will be set up inside the Community Room at City Hall. The panels celebrate the history of Gwinnett County and will also include the stand that the bicentennial torch will remain on until it heads on to Grayson on June 15.
“I think it is important to celebrate our past as we move forward toward a bright future,” said Kristy Peters, events and marketing director for the City of Loganville. “The City of Loganville spans two counties, and we have been a part of the history of both Walton and Gwinnett counties. We are proud to be a part of both these bicentennial celebrations and hope that everyone will take an opportunity to not only welcome the ceremonial torch to Loganville but also take a moment to stop by City Hall to enjoy the history of Gwinnett County that will be on display as we look forward to making another memorable 200 years of history.”
Learn more about all of Gwinnett’s bicentennial celebration at www.gwinnett200.com.
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