Hope sets theme for annual Heritage Days festival

Organizers of Hope Heritage Days have announced a theme for this year’s festival, held annually in the northeastern Bartholomew County town.

HSJ Online, the Hope news website, is reporting that this year’s theme will be “A Year of Hope.” Organizers said that will reflect a year of Covid-19 related fear, closure and quarantine.

Last year’s Hope Heritage Days was cancelled due to the pandemic. This year’s event will be held the last full weekend in September, the 24th, 25th and 26th.

Heritage of Hope, which organizes the annual festival, has undergone a large turnover in its board of directors. Many announced last year that they were stepping down. According to the news site, the new board includes Jake Miller as CEO, Chad Miller as president of the festival and bandstand division and Matt Lee as vice president, Jessica Brown as treasurer and Jenni Richards as secretary and overseeing the food booths.