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Monday, June 13, 2016   

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A unique way to celebrate Indiana's bicentennial.

The Indiana Association of United Ways is coordinating a Bison-tennial Public Art Project by placing as many locally decorated 5-foot-tall Fiberglas bison in as many of Indiana's 92 counties as possible.

Adam Drummond, interim executive director for the United Way of Huntington County, says his organization will be recognizing the importance of the American Indian heritage.

"Our bison's name is Keekiiyosia and that actually means 'traveler,'" he says. "And part of our hope is to help students understand a little bit more about the Miami heritage and the language."

The bison will be making appearances all across Indiana, and along the Bicentennial Torch Relay route leading up to the state's Bicentennial Statehood Day on Dec. 11.

There also will be a herd of bison at the State Fair in August where designs will be voted on by the public.

Matt Harrington, President and CEO of United Way of St. Joseph County, says it's a really unique way to celebrate Indiana and its history.

"There's a lot going for Indiana and our Hoosiers and there's a lot to celebrate and be very proud of," he says. "But in turn I think it's both a look back at our bicentennial but also looking ahead to what the future holds for Hoosiers."

St. Joseph County's three bison have been decorated by people with developmental disabilities, kids from the local 4-H group, and by South Bend Community School students.

The United Way still is looking for sponsors and community groups to get involved.

Information can be found at indianabisonart.org.


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