We cheered when the 2017 Story Crossroads Festival took place at the Murray City Park. The trees are huge and the gentle sound of the waters brought about the best ambiance for storytelling. Then, we discovered that only one of the three pavilions for the performances had a nice stage. Karl Behling had a friend who had one made out of pallets. That meant we had one more to do. We wanted our professional story artists as well as the community tellers to enjoy at least a bit of a raised stage. Some nice neighbors donated two pallets. Yet, we needed a solid board for the top of these pallets plus the black spray paint.
I headed to the Lowe’s in West Jordan, Utah and found the board…but it so happened that the cutting saw was out of commission for an unknown length of time. They recommended the Lowe’s in South Jordan. This West Jordan one said to say that the board could be given for free to support Story Crossroads.
Then the thought occurred to me…I did not have a van or truck to carry the board that was needed for this homemade stage. This was the day before the Festival. I posted the need for a van or truck on Facebook. I got a response from a neighbor (and my aunt, though my neighbor was closer).
Once the board was cut at the South Jordan Lowe’s, I grabbed the black spray paint and a couple tools to get the job done. I knew the board would be free. When I got to the register, the General Manager said, “Oh, all of that will be free, too.” I thanked them and promised that this gesture of kindness would not be forgotten. Now you can remember with us.
Learn more about Lowe’s here: https://www.lowes.com/.
So toss, tip, or take off your cap to Lowe’s!
We also have year-round events such as the monthly house concerts and the 3rd Annual Story Crossroads Festival that will be on May 23, 2018.