By Pilar Martin
SEDGWICK – A group of Sedgwick residents has an eye on the future for Sedgwick youth and made their plans known Monday night.
Damon Young presented the Sedgwick City Council with the idea of turning 507 Commercial into The Meeting Place. Young has been thinking about opening a venue in Sedgwick that is modeled after Mead’s Corner in Wichita, or Norm’s Coffee House in Newton.
Young, who has lived in Sedgwick for four years, said he looks at the downtown and “sees what it could be.” He wants to turn an existing empty building into a downtown hot spot. He sees a place where youth can congregate, have snacks, and present their artisitic side, all in a Christian atmosphere. He wants a “safe place for kids to hang out.”
The venue will not be affiliated with any one church, although it has the support of the local Council of Churches.