Sculpture Park Project Needs Your Debris

As the area continues to recover from the March 2nd tornado, the students of Morgan County would like to help honor the resilience of our citizens and pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the storm.  In cooperation with Morgan County Government, Morgan County Cooperative Extension, Morgan County Arts and Recreation, and the West Liberty Area Arts Council, Morgan County students will be creating a sculpture and park in West Liberty.

Made possible by a grant from Brushy Fork Institute, the sculpture and surrounding park will be constructed using debris from the tornado in order to pay homage to the memory of this event.  The park will feature a walkway constructed of debris, and it will provide a place for individual reflection, while remaining powerful in its symbolism of “Our Story”.

In an effort to involve the community in this important project, we would like to encourage you to participate by saving 3 pieces of debris from the storm to be considered for inclusion in the project.  Items could include, but are not limited to, brick, stone, metal, wood, and glass.  The items can be dropped off at the new Morgan County Cooperative Extension barn on Highway 460.  Drop-off times are 8am-4pm, Monday-Thursday.

For more information, please email Janell Potter ( or Malayia Carter Whisman (  You may also visit the West Liberty Area Arts Council website for more information and updates related to this and other events in the county at