From its beginning, Rose Valley was attractive to people who saw an opportunity to use their creative talents in their living environment. The Rose Valley Folk initially organized to deal with the practical problems of self-government, became more a social organization. The Folk organized all sorts of community events – picnics, swimming and canoeing parties, baseball games. At night the Guild Hall was kept in perpetual use with concerts, plays, and dances. The community threw itself into these productions, writing the plays, designing sets, making costumes, printing programs, and acting.