Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Once upon a time...

By: Laura Ivie
Staff Writer
May 18, 2011

This weekend The University of North Alabama will be hosting the Front Porch Storytelling Festival, and it promises to deliver family friendly fun!

The festival will take place on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 and will run from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m., with breaks throughout the day. There will be be many renowned storytellers, such as Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Bill Lepp, Dolores Hydock, Donald Davis, and many others. Many of the featured storytellers have numerous awards under their belt and have a long history at various storytelling festivals.

There will be ghost stories both evenings, starting at 8:45 p.m., however, are not recommended for small or impressionable children.

There will also be stories to be heard aboard the Pickwick Belle on Saturday evening from 6:30 until 8:00, featuring Sparky and Rhonda Rucker. The cost for cruise will be $25 per person.

The cost for each day will be $15 for adults; $5 for students (with ID) and children, with children under the age of 5 being free. Also, the ghost story portion of the event is something to be enjoyed at no charge.

So, be sure to get out and enjoy some tall tales this weekend! I know I will...

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