Indiana’s Bicentennial Year Ends With a Splat

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By:  Steve Burger

January 3, 2017

VINCENNES – Indiana’s bicentennial year ended with a splat over the weekend in Vincennes.

Following a year of celebration, it took just 1.7 seconds to end Indiana’s bicentennial .

Organizers chose to complete the official observance of Indiana’s bicentennial with the annual watermelon drop on New Year’s Eve in Vincennes

“How does it sound when the melons hit the platform?  …Like a loud smack, kind of. “

“Like a boom, shaka laka laka boom.”

“It’s a big splat”

During Indiana’s bicentennial year, there were magnificent art displays, stirring speeches and beautiful musical performances…but it still ended with a splat on the banks of the Wabash River in Vincennes.


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