Governor Daniels Proclaims October 20th as I-69 Community Day; 5 Communities to Host Family Friendly Events on the Interstate
FROM THE INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
WHAT: Five communities across southwest Indiana will host family friendly events on the interstate to celebrate all of the positive benefits the new I-69 corridor will deliver when it opens later this year. The events will be free, but organizers are asking attendees to bring canned goods to help local food pantries.
I-69 Community Day will represent the first time the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has permitted public access of this nature on an interstate under construction. Some of the special activities will include: a Little Miss Interstate Pageant, a hot air balloon flyover, various games for kids, a special skydiving exhibition, ceremonial remarks, charity 5k runs, food vendors, chalk art, antique tractor displays, horse and buggy rides, corn hole, putting contests and more.
WHERE: I-69 Community Day events are scheduled in five locations including:
• Greene County - near the U.S. 231 and new I-69 interchange. Event access via County Road 25 West and parking on the interstate. Activities from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Town of Odon - near the SR 58 and new I-69 interchange. Event access via shuttle service at the North Daviess Jr/Sr High School. Activities from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Daviess County - near the U.S. 50 and new I-69 interchange. Event access via County Road 100 North and parking on the interstate. Activities from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Pike County - near the SR 61 and new I-69 interchange. Event access via shuttle service from three lots on Illinois Street near SR 61. Activities from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Gibson County - near the SR 64 and new I-69 interchange. Access via southbound ramp at SR 64 and parking on the interstate. Activities from 11 a.m. – after sunset.
WHEN: Saturday, October 20th from 9 a.m. – just after sunset (event times listed above)