Some new animals are coming to Lafayette’s Columbian Park thanks to the Mayor’s Youth Council. The ten animals are concrete statues that line the tracks of the train ride.
City Clerk Cindy Murray says the teens were responding to a challenge to liven up the area.
“We had them painted. We tried to keep to the same color scheme the park already has with the rides. We have a pink zebra with black stripes and green giraffe with yellow dots,” she says. “We also have three benches. One is a caterpillar and butterfly on one end. We have a giraffe bench.”
Public input is needed to create a strategic plan for a National Historic Landmark in Crawfordsville.
The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum staff and board members will craft and finalize the document this year.
Museum Director Larry Paarlberg says they want to know what they’re doing right and how they can improve.
"What are concerns? What are issues? Those will be then fed into the strategic plan, so we develop something where the museum can really play a vital role in the life of the Crawfordsville community, and really, west central Indiana."