More than 40 voices will come together to present 15 songs, including religious and patriotic tunes and a couple of numbers honoring the Hoosier State.

Jan Willey was asked to invite local church choir members to be a part of the Bicentennial Choir to close out this weekend’s Jackson County Bicentennial Celebration at Freeman Municipal Airport in Seymour.

The first rehearsal only had about 15 people, but with some more work, Willey was able to bump the number up to 40. During a recent practice, a few more people showed up.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, they will all gather to entertain people attending the once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Willey said she remembers the sesquicentennial celebration 50 years ago, and she thinks the bicentennial is just as important for people to honor.

Read the full story in Wednesday’s Tribune and online at tribtown.com.

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.