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S.R. 62 dedication ceremony planned Oct. 12 in Madison

S.R. 62 to be renamed from U.S. 421 to Canaan for Mr. James C. Pendleton, Sr.

 A road dedication ceremony for a section of S.R. 62 to be renamed for Mr. James C. Pendleton, Sr. will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at the INDOT Madison Sub District location, inside Jefferson Proving Ground. House Concurrent Resolution 19 was passed in March 2019 by the Indiana General Assembly to rename S.R. 62 from U.S. 421 to Canaan in eastern Jefferson County in honor of Mr. Pendleton.

Mr. Pendleton is being recognized for his service to both his country and the Madison and Jefferson County community. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Pendleton received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star for his service during World War II. He also served as the at-large Jefferson County Commissioner from 1979 to 1983 and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County from 1993 to 1997. He and his wife were also involved with the Canaan Fall Festival and Indian-Kentuck Baptist Church. Mr. Pendleton died in May 2017 in Madison.

Community members, as well as city and county officials from Madison and Jefferson County are invited to attend the ceremony along with Rep. Randy Frye (Indiana House of Representatives District 67) and Sen. Chris Garten (Indiana Senate District 45). Friends and family of Mr. Pendleton will also be in attendance.

What: S.R. 62 Road Dedication Ceremony (U.S. 421 to Canaan for Mr. James C. Pendleton, Sr.)

Who: City of Madison and Jefferson County officials and community members, District 67 Rep. Randy Frye, District 45 Sen. Chris Garten, family and friends of Mr. Pendleton

When: Saturday, October 12, at 3 p.m. ET

Where: INDOT Madison Sub District Conference Room, 1875 W. JPG Woodfill Rd, Madison, IN 47250 (inside Jefferson Proving Ground)

Light refreshments will be provided by Mr. Pendleton's family following the ceremony.

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