Storyteller Jeanette Waddell


Jeanette Waddell


The Wall of Happiness

The Oasis Family Story, Candi & John Fortney and Family

The Hancock Community Engagement Group is working with Public Artist Keif Schleifer to install the colorful metallic tapestry on Broad Street in downtown Sparta. The sculpture is composed of individual 2” X 2” squares. Each square is a local citizen’s story about “What makes you happy? What makes you smile?”  Their stories are captured and retold by storyteller and community activist Jeanette Waddell.

The family tells about the life journey that led her to a little piece of paradise in Hancock County, Georgia.

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