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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Bicentennial Baby Caps

Project Description

Through the Boone County Bicentennial Committee, Boone County Senior Services, Inc. (BCSSI) has received funding from Witham Health Services (WHS) to provide the WHS Maternity Department with baby caps for the projected number of 500 newborn babies expected to be born at WHS in 2016. With the funds, BCSSI has partnered with a local yarn shop to purchase and package kits which will include all the supplies needed to make up to 500 baby caps including a badge which designates the Bicentennial year and Legacy Project status. Any individual in the community will be invited to participate as well as local service groups, scout troops, church groups, school groups, etc.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Judy Brower

What do you consider the key accomplishment(s) of your Legacy Project?

  • Our agency, Boone County Senior Services, Inc, engaged more than 100 volunteers of
    all ages in the community to knit and crochet 500 baby caps for the newborns expected
    to be born at our county hospital, Witham Health Services.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project.

  • As the knitters would bring the completed baby caps to BCSSI, each were so incredibly
    different and unique. It was then that we realized they reflected the uniqueness of child
    who would one day wear the cap.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • Boone County had a Centennial time capsule from 1916 which they opened this year.
    We were told that a child born in 2016 could possibly live to celebrate the Indiana
    Tricentennial and therefore we placed a baby cap in the Bicentennial time capsule at
    the Boone County Courthouse.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 100+.

Estimated dollar amount raised.

  • $3,500.

Estimated dollar amount spent.

  • $3,500.

Project Details

Bicentennial Baby Cap Committee

  • Judy Brower
  • Joni Jones
  • Harriett and Terry McNabb
  • Karen Maier and Terry McCain