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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Janet Thompson
Boone County District II Commissioner
Phone: (573) 886-4309

Ashland Community Listening Session Rescheduled for March 16, 2019

March 7, 2019—Boone County will celebrate its Bicentennial in 2020 and work is already underway to create a memorable experience for all citizens of Boone County. The Boone County Bicentennial Committee is asking for community input to help make one of these experiences inclusive of all aspects and all communities of Boone County.

Local artist/educator Stacy Self (Wildy World) will be creating a large mural in the shape of Boone County that depicts 200 years of Boone County history. Self, well-known for her work creating murals as community collaborations, will divide the entire space into pieces, each representing distinct geographic sections of the County. For each piece, she will seek community input about what is unique and important about that area. Based on that input, Self will design the artwork and then the community will be invited to return and paint its portion of the mural. After all pieces are complete, they will be joined to form the “map” of Boone County, which will be on display during 2020 in the Boone County History & Culture Center. At the close of the Bicentennial Year, the pieces will be given to the communities that created them, where they will be displayed for posterity.

The first community input session was originally scheduled for February 16 but was canceled due to inclement weather. The rescheduled input session will be held in the community meeting room of the Southern Boone County Public Library, 109 N. Main St., Ashland, on March 16, 2019 at 9 a.m. Bicentennial Committee member and Boone County Recorder of Deeds, Nora Dietzel, will help to facilitate the meeting. For more information, contact: Janet Thompson at or 573-886-4309.