Macon County High School seniors Jerika Shrum, Cassy Adcock and Holly Doss have teamed up with Vanderbilt University graduate students Jill Robinson, Jule Phenis and Ashley Byars for project ‘Twist of Fate,’ a publication covering the progress of three communities devastated by the February 5th tornado.
Scheduled for release near the one-year anniversary of the tornado’s destruction, the free publication will include stories, interviews and photos that document the healing and recovery of each community and its residents.
Currently involved in the photography portion of the project, Shrum, Adock and Doss have been assigned to capture photos focusing on three main subjects; ‘Introducing the Community,’ ‘Identifying the Strength of the Community,’ and ‘Aftermath & Rebuilding.’
Using a type of photography called ‘Photovoice,’ where a photographer tells a story through pictures, the girls are currently photographing tornado-stricken areas in Macon County that are under construction or have been rebuilt.
Plans are being finalized for the December 6th Christmas Parade. Floats large and small will adorn the streets of Lafayette. Antique cars and tractors, horse and buggies, the Shriners, and of course Santa Claus will be part of “Christmas in Paradise”. The parade, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, is always a big hit, so get there early and spend the day in Lafayette, doing business with hometown folks.