Beaver Falls, Pa. – Geneva College invites students, neighbors, alumni, parents, faculty and the Beaver Falls community to pass the flame in a symbolic journey from Geneva’s birthplace in Northwood, Ohio to its current location in Beaver Falls, Penn. This torch relay will take place on Saturday, April 19 as part of Geneva’s 160th anniversary celebration.
A flame starting in Northwood will be transported across Ohio, with the journey culminating in a torch relay beginning at 5 p.m. at the Pennsylvania/Ohio border on Route 51. The plan is for 160 people to pass the torch approximately 12 miles to Old Main on Geneva’s Campus, finishing at about 8:30 p.m. Each volunteer will receive a free long-sleeved t-shirt and transportation to and from the route will be provided.
The deadline to register for participation in the torch relay is Monday, March 31. To register, go to: http://www.geneva.edu/object/torchform or call 724-847-6521.
The route for the 12-mile torch relay will be:
Starting at the border of Pennsylvania and Ohio on Route 51
Going south on 51 and then making a left onto 168
Continuing on Wallace Run Road (Route 551) to Route 18
Making a right onto Route 18 South in Beaver Falls
Making a left onto 40th Street to College Avenue
Continuing on College Avenue to Old Main circle
Those affiliated with Geneva College and Beaver Falls neighbors are invited to attend a candle-lighting ceremony immediately following the torch’s arrival in Old Main Circle at 8:30 p.m. The Genevans choir will lead the crowd in the college’s alma mater. Pizza and cake will be provided in conjunction with the event.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
In the past four years, on average, 90% of Geneva students are working or in grad school within six months after graduation.