In the late 1980s, Karen Ashton was serving as a member of Orem City's Library Board. One of her goals was to activate a Friends of the Orem Public Library organization to promote community involvement in the library and help raise funds for a new children’s library. You see, the current children’s section of the library was a dimly lit basement with no restrooms for the children and stairs . . .
News of the Festival spread rapidly. By the second year the Friends had expanded the hours of the Festival, planned an additional evening performance at the SCERA Shell, borrowed another field for a fourth performance tent, and invited school groups to the Friday morning performances. The biggest surprise was dealing with all the school buses. One Provo elementary school brought their entire . . .