From the sounds pouring out of Ovation Music and Studios to the smell of burgers at Swaney Swift's, Vivian Miller loves her downtown Gallatin. 
 
"The people who live here and work here, they have such a passion for the community," she said.
 
As a board member of the Greater Gallatin non-profit supporting downtown, Vivian knows the challenges presented by the pandemic. 
 
"It's been hard for a lot of businesses," Vivian said. 
 
Many of the usual events driving people downtown had to be cancelled this year. 
 
"We had no third Thursday concerts," Vivian continued. "It's been very challenging."
 
Vivian said, what Gallatin needed was a symbol, a face to unify downtown. 
 
"Are you talking about the skeletons?" she laughed.
 
Vivian bought dozens of plastic skeletons and got them to Gallatin businesses. 
 
"You can find everything on Amazon," she said. "Didn't cost [the businesses] anything. I literally dropped off a skeleton saying, 'hey, have some fun.'"
 
Now, at Balance and Breathe Yoga, there's a flexible skeleton. A Batman skeleton is at Towne Square Records and Comics. Clothes designer skeletons are at The Artisan Hatchery. 
 
 
"Behind me right here, we have Mr. Ozzy Osbones!" laughed the owner of Ovation Music and Studios, showing a skeleton in long hair holding a guitar. 
 
Vivian looks at these places that have had a hard year, and she's giving them a hand; a creepy, bony, skeleton hand. 
 
"It's just to bring some fun back to downtown," she said. "I just absolutely love this community."
 
Make no bones about it. 
 

WSMV.com is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<


Copyright 2020 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Locations

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.