The 400 youngsters in Lehi's Youth Baseball Program believe one good turn deserves another.
This summer, they sold candy bars to raise money to purchase equipment and uniforms. Some 10,000 candy bars later, they not only had the money they needed, but $1,000 to spare.Wednesday, to show appreciation and thanks to their community, they donated that money to help furnish the new city library.
"It's our way of thanking the community," said Richard Worthen, program president. "Giving it to the library is a way for the kids to say they've helped build their new library."
Worthen presented the donation to Janeen Watkins, city librarian.
"The new library will be beautiful with added services to better serve the people of Lehi and the surrounding area," said Watkins. "I hope that from the example set by the youth of our community, other citizens will take as much pride as they have for the facility in which they and their children can further their educations and enrich their lives."
A building that once served as the junior high school cafeteria and band room is being remodeled into the new library facility. That project is being funded with federal and city money. Watkins said no provisions have been made to furnish the new building, however.
A fund-raising effort is under way to meet that need. A goal of $70,000 has been set to purchase items such as new shelves, a circulation desk and additional tables and chairs.
The city has appointed a finance committee, headed by Calvin and Ila Swenson, to work on raising refurbishing funds. The Lehi Friends of the Library is planning a fund-raising bake sale at the library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7. Baked goods and hungry people are welcome.