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Trinity Standard - November 2008
TRINITY – Work on the construction of Inspiration Village is now underway with the first of two buildings purchased from the Trinity school system being moved onto the site.
The non-profit residential program is designed to help mentally handicapped teens and adults. It is located off Highway 94 east of Trinity.
The two buildings obtained by Inspiration Village from the school system were formerly used as classrooms at Lansberry Elementary School.
The creation of the Trinity Intermediate School campus earlier this year allowed the school district to move the fifth grade classes out of the elementary and freed up enough space in the classroom building to eliminate the need for the portable buildings.
The first building was moved to the village site by Charles Morgan of Morgan House Moving and Leveling of Kennard at a discounted rate.
The second building is scheduled to be moved soon.
Ed Tindall of Trinity has donated a number of hours with his bulldozer to level and prepare the site.
On Sunday, Nov. 23, a group of volunteers and Inspiration Village board members gathered at the elementary school to move the porches and ramps to the village site.
Board member Mike Fulsom spearheaded the project and was joined by board members David and Connie Price, Dorothy Franklin, Larry and Sherie Small, Daniel Lozano, Maryann Newhouse and Brenda Young. Volunteers involved included Paula Fulsom, Dwayne Young, Troy “TJ” Lynsey and Whitley McFarland, Mike and Chad Johnson, Ryan Lowery, Josh Burson, Rich Scott, Greg “Doc” Cowart and Neal Smith.
Also assisting were Trinity School Business Manager Kevin Parrish and Robert Lee and his staff at the school maintenance department.
Inspiration Village has long been a dream of Connie and David Price, who have a mentally challenged son.
Organized two years ago, the village has conducted fund raisers, received donations and has applied for numerous grants.
A study conducted by Mrs. Price, based on the 2000 census of Trinity and six surrounding counties, indicated a need for additional services for mentally handicapped residents of the area.
More information about Inspiration Village is available at www.inspirationvillage.org.