Lake County Torch Bearers

Thirty inspirational Lake County residents have been contacted by the State of Indiana, notifying them of their nominations to become Torch Bearers. The Torch Relay will travel through Whiting and Hobart on Sunday, October 9 and Crown Point on Tuesday, October 11. View the route here.

Lake County’s torch bearers are as follows:

  • Drake Abramson, Lake Station
  • Beverly Bonnema-Ream, Schererville
  • Bob Carnahan, Cedar Lake
  • Sherri Eberle, Hobart
  • Madison Fanta, St. John
  • Timothy Fealy, Crown Point
  • John Friend, Munster
  • Drew Furuness, Schererville
  • Mary Goolik, Highland
  • Daniel Govert, Griffith
  • Jade Green, Hammond
  • Michael Griffin, Highland
  • Richard Hatcher, Gary
  • Tom Keilman, Crown Point
  • Sister Barbara Kuper, East Chicago
  • Joseph Kwasny, Highland
  • Eric Lakomek, St. John
  • Bishop Dale Melczek , Merrillville
  • Chiedu Nchekwube, Merrillville
  • David Nowaczyk, Dyer (posthumous)
  • Paul Palmer, Lowell
  • James Pavelka, Hobart
  • Cavin Porter, Hammond
  • Sister Kathleen Quinn, East Chicago
  • John Scully, Hobart (posthumous)
  • Mayor Brian Snedecor, Hobart
  • Mayor Joe Stahura, Whiting
  • Mayor David Uran, Crown Point
  • Matthew Valuckis, Hobart
  • Martha Wheeler, Crown Point


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