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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Legacy Projects > Snapping, Mapping and Rapping in Jasper County - A Bicentennial Program Snapping, Mapping and Rapping in Jasper County - A Bicentennial Program

This project allows interested CDC clients (people with disabilities) to learn the fundamentals of photography, take photographs of Jasper County features, and display their work in a library photo exhibit in December, 2016 in celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial. In addition, we have written a Jasper County rap, which expresses in rhyme the many features of Jasper County as expressed by CDC clients, modeling after “Indiana Chant” by Hoosier author April Pulley Sayre. CDC clients who have presentation skills will present their rap with props and a dramatic flair at a library event that includes the opening of the art exhibit with a visual and performing art experience, as they learn about their county and the Bicentennial celebration. Community members will see and hear about their county and be given the opportunity to celebrate Jasper County and Indiana.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Patty Stringfellow

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

  • This project prompted a closer look at people with disabilities and and what they have
    to offer our society. It provided an art experience and an opportunity for socialization for adults with disabilities. CDC clients learned the skills of photography and presentation. Their efforts were affirmed by community members who attended the exhibit opening. Everyone learned more about Jasper County and Indiana as we commemorated our State's Bicentennial. Jasper County Public Library, CDC Resources and two community volunteers partnered to make this project possible. Relationships were established. Future partnerships are already being discussed.

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

  • Seeing the absolute joy on the faces of CDC clients as they presented their chant and observed their photographs on display in the library. The high fives and joyful thank yous as they left the library at the conclusion of the event.

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

  • They are on file with Jasper County Public Library and will also be sent to the Indiana State Library who has requested bicentennial artifacts.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 2

Estimated total attendance.

  • 94

Photos of the Legacy Project

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Committee Members

  • Karen DuVall, Community Relations Specialist, CDC Resources, Inc.
  • Patty Stringfellow, Director, Jasper County Public Library
  • Barb Lucas, President, Prairie Arts Council
  • Marcia Smith-Woods, Community Volunteer

Project Details

  • Organization: Jasper County Public Library
  • County: Jasper
  • Contact: Patty Stringfellow, 219-866-5881
  • Type: Other
  • Project Number: IBC-CI-616
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