Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the setting of the Miss Indiana Statue atop the Lawrence County Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument

BEDFORD – Please join the Lawrence County Commissioners and the Miss Indiana Centennial Committee on Monday, November 27, at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the setting of the Miss Indiana statue atop the Lawrence County Soldiers, Sailors, and Pioneers Monument.

The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

The setting of Miss Liberty is November 27, 1923.

The celebration will be held on the west side of the Lawrence County Courthouse, at the statue’s base.

Commissioner Rodney Fish

“Parents are encouraged to bring their children and learn about the history of this great county and the courthouse,” said Commissioner Rodney Fish. “There will be a nice display presented in the courthouse, and refreshments will be served.”

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 Bedford North Lawrence High School and Mitchell Community School High School choirs will perform.

Councilwoman Janie Craig Chenault

“It will be a combined choir, and they will sing the same song “How Firm a Foundation” & “America” that was sung when Miss Indiana was first placed at the courthouse,” said Councilwoman Janie Craig Chenault.

Miss Liberty today

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

The celebration program is below:

Presentation of Colors & Pledge of Allegiance – American Legion Gillen Post 33

Wreath Laying – Bedford Freemasons

Welcome & Invocation – Lawrence County Commissioner Rodney Fish and Rev. Tim Thompson

Presentation of Distinguished Guests – Lawrence County Councilwoman Janie Craig Chenault and 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 and Bedford North Lawrence High School Choir under the direction of Mrs. Amanda Whitmer, Mitchell Choir Director & Mr. Luke Hayden, Bedford North Lawrence Choir Director

Closing Remarks – Mrs. Susan Gales, President, Bedford Revitalization, Inc.