Ghost storytelling event to be held in Missouri
Posted: Thursday, October 7, 2010 8:01 pm
The third annual Cape Girardeau (Mo.) Ghost Storytelling event is scheduled for Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. on the east lawn of the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus, next to the Old Beech Tree.
Tellers for this year’s event are Michael Reno Harrell and Jennifer Armstrong. Harrell is a Grammy award winning songwriter as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer. Armstrong tells traditional and personal stories from her Celtic-American heritage and plays the Scottish bagpipe, fiddle, banjo and guitar.
The event is sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, with the help and support of various sponsors across the Cape Girardeau community. The Cape CVB hosts the annual Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival, which draws several thousand people from across the United States during its run in April. Providing seasonal events like ghost storytelling offers the local community the chance to continue the spirit of the festival year-round. Chuck Martin, executive director at the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, says the event was created due to popular demand after Old Lorimier Cemetery stopped their ghost storytelling event.
“We were asked by the community to put on a similar event and we felt that it would be a great event, as well as a good addition to our annual storytelling festival every spring,” said Martin. “The smoke, lights, scary scenery and the ghost storytellers combine for a fun evening for all ages.”
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the ghost storytelling event captures the heart of fall in Cape Girardeau. The mists from the river, the moonlight on the water and the distinguished image of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge in the distance make this event a memorable evening.
Tickets for the Cape Girardeau Ghost Storytelling event can be purchased at the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau office located at 400 Broadway in historic downtown Cape Girardeau. Ages 12 and older can purchase a ticket for $10. Children younger than 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit capestorytelling.com.
The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to promoting the city of Cape to tourists, locals and residents from the surrounding southeast Missouri area for more than 25 years.
Published in The Messenger 10.07.10