Learn About Sandy

Bethany Gunderson of Leland artwork was chosen for the design of the Sandwich Park District’s new mascot, Sandy the Sasquatch.

Gunderson’s artwork was chosen for the design of the Sandwich Park District’s new mascot, Sandy the Sasquatch.

Twenty-four-year-old Gunderson, who is autistic, said that drawing has been a fun way for her to be creative.

“I’ve been drawing for as long as I remember, and it’s grown into a passion,” she said. “It’s a really nice way I can express myself, my thoughts and my emotions. … At first, I was worried about other people’s reactions and feedback, but it’s helped me build up my confidence. I’ve had to work up the courage and face my insecurities.”

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