Braselton Mayor Bill Orr gladly donned his running wear to host a segment of the Gwinnett Bicentennial torch run recently when it came to Braselton.
The year-long celebration of Georgia’s second largest county began in December, 2017, and concludes with a gala celebration this December.
The torch run is symbolically connecting all municipal governments in Gwinnett County. Last week, two breathless cross country runners from Mill Creek High School met Mayor Orr in front of the Braselton Brothers store with the torch where it was on display throughout the week.
Tammy Gibson of the Gwinnett Commission staff is the run organizer and says it will visit all parts of sprawling Gwinnett County during the year.
“This is special for our town,” Orr said, “to host a segment of the torch relay. I was particularly grateful to greet Joseph Muck and Brian Pelland of Mill Creek’s cross country team, the school where my daughters graduated. Even in the classic high humidity, the runners presented themselves well as part of the celebration.”
Other celebratory events are planned and details can be found at www.Gwinnett200.com .