Well, what a marvelous experience that was! We went out to help Cedarock Park in Burlington celebrate its 40th anniversary by telling scary stories around their campfire. We were told to expect between 50 and 60 people, and we arrived to see more than 250 folks gathered to hear stories. What a celebration that turned out to be. As the sky darkened and the star began to glitter above the trees, we lit tiki torches to create a “stage” and shared stories that were modestly scary so the young folks could enjoy the experience. We then took a break for apple cider and roasting marshmallows, and returned for two disturbing stories of “monster” children. Everyone seemed to have fun and enjoy the scare…we hope parents had no children up late that night with nightmares. Thanks to the Alamance County Public Library and the Alamance County Parks and Recreation Department for hosting Story Squad for this scary story evening.
Story Squad will be sharing ghostly tales starting at 7:00pm in Cedarock Park in Burlington. We’ll tell “slightly scary” tales from about 7:00-7:45pm, then have a short break and return for truly bone-chilling tales from 8:00-8:30pm.
Come for the lighter beginning and stay, if you dare, for the second half (which is not for the faint of heart or the nightmare prone)!!!!
Story Squad ventured to a small park in Durham for a local experience of a state-wide venture called Campout Carolina. Tellers and listeners gathered around a bonfire (the perfect place for stories) and shared time together. Stephanie shared a story about the origin of stories, Jenny told a story about the sun and stars, and Dan told an Anansi story about how spider got a small waste.
We got a wonderful compliment from a first grader the other day. After one of our tellers had finished his story, the child jumped up and called out in his loudest voice, “Your stories are AWESOME! I wish you were my Dad!”
Now there is high praise for storytelling!