By MAREN HUN
Former first lady Barbara Bush will be in Provo Saturday as the keynote speaker at “In Honor of Women: Legacy of Strength, Courage and Promise,” a conference hosted by Utah Valley State College.
“She will focus on life after the White House and the importance of family, volunteerism and literacy,” said Bush’s aide Quincy Hicks in a press release.
Bush has supported hundreds of charity and humanitarian causes. She has also volunteered her time for many of those causes. She is a Mayo Clinic board member and supporter of the Leukemia Society of America and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Bush’s main concern is family literacy. She believes that reading, writing and comprehension skills could solve many of today’s societal problems. The profits from the sales of her books “C. Fred’s Story” and “Millie’s Book” benefit the literacy cause.
Margie Green, UVSC Conferences and Workshops coordinator said, “We are excited to have her join us, as we feel she embodies a wonderful balance of intelligence, unique individualism and intense sense of self, as well as dedicated service to family and to community.”
Bush will speak at 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 27 at the David O. McKay Special Events Center. The cost for one ticket is $15 and the cost for two tickets is $25. For additional ticket information call 222-UVSC (8872).