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Norcross Welcomes the Gwinnett 200 Torch!

The City of Norcross celebrated The Gwinnett County Bicentennial by participating in the City Torch Relay on November 15th.

Norcross – The City of Norcross is proud to join in the Gwinnett Bicentennial Year of Celebration by participating in the Gwinnett Torch Run this past Thursday, November 15.

TorchRun run220Norcross High School cross-country and track runners served as the torchbearers alongside the city’s own Mayor Craig Newton, and carried the torch to Norcross City Hall, where it will be held on display along with panels telling Gwinnett’s 200-year history until November 26th.

TorchRUnCrowd220City residents and staff awaited the runners, cheering them on from the Finish Line at City Hall. A reception was held in the City Hall lobby for all in attendance.

TorchRunFinish220Like the torch of the Olympic Games, the bicentennial torch represents goodwill and the connection between communities. The relay represents the journey that Gwinnett County has undergone in its 200 years, from 1818 to today, from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Runners from Gwinnett County Public Schools have carried the torch to various historic sites, public facilities and cities in Gwinnett throughout the bicentennial year of 2018, and will continue to do so until culminating at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018, at the Infinite Energy Center.