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walked out of that meeting and for two or three days, it stuck with me. I just thought, ‘I do know how to do this. I’ve owned my own company.’ It took a while to convince people that I wasn’t totally nuts. “My girlfriend tells me I’m obsessed with this project, but all I want to do is market this place so the building comes alive again. We are all so open to ideas,” he added. “I want to be able to display the history of Kennett in this place and make it a thriving community resource again.” For more information, visit www. RustyNelson.com. Meetup page for Arts Center: www.meetup.com/Arts-Kennett-Square-Brandywine/. American Legion information: www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionKennettSquare/ or call 610- 444-3004 for hall booking information. To contact Staff Writer John Chambless, email jchambless@chestercounty.com.

Rusty Nelson says he was inspired to help when he saw this photo of a long-ago event at the American Legion hall.

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