Explore Jackson County with passport program

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission recently approved the Jackson County Bicentennial Passport Project as a Legacy Project.

Jackson County residents and visitors are encouraged to complete the Jackson County Bicentennial Passport Project by attending multiple local festivals. With the passport in hand, participants can attend any of the nine county festivals occurring from June to October and receive a stamp at the bicentennial committee booth at each of the festivals.

The project was one of 69 Legacy Projects approved by the commission during its meeting Aug. 19 in Indianapolis.

The project was established by Amanda Stuckwisch and Sam Silver, who are interns this summer at the Purdue Extension Jackson County office, which is sponsoring the contest along with the Jackson County Visitor Center.

If your organization would like to create a Legacy Project for the bicentennial, contact county coordinator Arann Banks at arann@jacksoncountyin.com.

Legacy Project applications are considered for approval at every meeting of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, which has endorsed more than 1,300 Legacy Projects in all 92 counties.

The projects focus on the four bicentennial pillars — youth and education, historical celebration, community involvement and nature conservation. A large emphasis throughout this year is on the health and well-being of Indiana children, as they are the true legacy of the bicentennial.