'Tap taps' on display at City Hall

Staff Writer

     “Tap taps” are brightly painted buses or pickup trucks or small buses which are used as share taxis in Haiti. Pity pat tap taps (phonetic Haitian creole for small cars) are small versions of tap taps. A group of them, made by 8- and 9-year-olds in Haiti, were brought back to the U.S. by Mary Byer of Decatur and are currently on display in Decatur City Hall. Byer, who established the program in which various art works are displayed on a wall in City Hall, says the children used various things to make the models, including machetes.
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