New cultural center has many purposes
April 19, 2002
People will soon be able to have some coffee, shop for art and other bits of culture, and help some Big Sandy residents all at the same time.
Big Sandy Activities Inc. will open Tumbleweed Gallery on Monday, with a grand opening Wednesday, in an effort to create jobs for its developmentally disabled clients and provide an artistic outlet for the area.
"The idea is to try to integrate our individuals with the community, using the arts to do that," said Lorrie Merrill, day service manager at Big Sandy Activities.
The organization helps 19 developmentally disabled clients at two group homes, a...