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December 05, 2016
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Pike Commissioner Matt Osterberg is pictured holding one of the Pike County bicentennial coins, which, along with a special calendar, were created as a fundraiser for the county’s upcoming 200th birthday in 2014.
TRR photo by David Hulse

In addition Pike elementary school students will be competing in bicentennial- related drawing contests and a 200-word essay contest.

The commissioners also introduced bicentennial commemorative items including a collectable coin and calendar, proceeds from which will help fund 2014 birthday events.

The large coin features the state seal on one side and the county courthouse on the reverse.

The 2014 calendar has 13 months, (including January of 2015) each with a photo selected by one of Pike’s 13 municipalities. The coin and the calendar sell for $5 each and are available at the commissioners’ office.

Commissioners’ Chair Rich Caridi, who enjoys poking fun at Commissioner Karl Wagner’s seniority, said Wagner has offered to sign the calendars, “since he’s been here for the last 200 years.”