Officials in Pike County, Missouri unveiled plans Monday for the celebration of the county’s bicentennial.

Bicentennial Commission Chairman Ethan Colbert announced plans for the 16 month celebration of Pike County’s 200th anniversary, which officially is December 14th of 2018.

The observance begins in this September with a tree planting. Other events planned include a quilt project, courthouse tours, an oral history project, a countywide torch run and a banquet, with additional activities to be announced.

More information can be found on the Pike County Bicentennial Facebook page.