I am so excited about an opportunity that I have been given this week. Three local artists saw an empty house which was built in 1897 and believed that it could become a visual art center that would benefit all of our community. In a time when funds are low, the city and county joined together to purchase not only the house but the four acres surrounding it. The project is called the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village and it will have a theater, visual arts center, butterfly gardens, walking trails and so much more. I been given the opportunity to be the volunteer coordinator which is perfect for me at this time of my life. I will be helping to develop something that I think will create many many special opportunities,events, moments, and memories for so many people of all ages. So this week I am so grateful to those three special artists who not only had a dream and vision but are nice enough to include me in the journey.