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Pulaski County Tribe Planting Positive Vibes in Pulaski County

[November 2020] Pulaski County is home to a wonderful walking and biking trail that provides multiple opportunities for enjoyment. PCT wanted to add a few elements of fun to trail experience and give people a reason to stop and smell the flowers.

We partnered with Panhandle Pathway and the Winamac Park board to get approval for the installation of whimsical bike tire flowers. Through collaboration and donations of time, talent, and material, the group was able to create and install clusters of flowers in three prominent areas. The flowers were constructed from repurposed, painted bike tires, metal rebar, and metal leaves. They were then secured in buckets with concrete and planted at the approved locations.

If you happen to be on the trail and see our flowers, please take a moment for a photo and tag @pulaskicountytribe!

You can see the flowers at these points:

  • Schultz Family bench near the Star City Panhandle Pathway trail head.

  • Robert Nicholson memorial bench between the Tippecanoe River bridge and the grain elevator along the Panhandle Pathway.

  • In the town of Winamac near the old grain elevator on the Winamac Parkway path.

The following contributed material for the creation of the artwork:

  • Winamac ACE Hardware - supplies (buckets, concrete, paint)

  • R&S Welding - welding of material

  • Brian Mikesell - fabrication of leaves

Installation took place Thursday, November 19, 2020. Permission was received from the property owners and upon installation, the artwork belongs to the property owner.

The Pulaski County Tribe Community Enhancement & Placemaking Committee works to positively shape communities within Pulaski County by implementing projects that provide community members and visitors opportunities for enjoyment. It is our hope to create and plant additional artwork along the trail.

Pulaski County Tribe is a non-profit organization in Pulaski County. Our mission is to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate among all communities in Pulaski County for the greater good of residents and guests. We serve as a channel that brings together organizations, businesses, and residents to positively impact communities in Pulaski County.


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