Friday, 18 May 2007 01:00
Asia FestWritten by WGCU Newsroom
One area woman says the lack of entertainment and options for food were good enough reasons to create a new festival. This Saturday the fourth annual Asia Fest comes to Ft. Myers.
Judy Wright – a Chinese American woman living in Naples founded the festival four years ago to help bring a taste of Asian Culture to Southwest Florida. But she says the first her motivation was simply to have more activities for her family.
“I raised my children here. I am Chinese and there were just not many things for them to do. There weren’t very many shows or forms of entertainment for them to see…quite frankly there were not many restaurants for them to go to. So I felt the need to do that for the families that are here that are interested in maintaining the culture for their children”
Wright says the festival was originally held in Naples but this year it moves to the City of Palms. Asia Fest is this Saturday from 11 to three at the Alliance for the Arts in Ft Myers.