Written by Roberta Good, Beaver Area Heritage Foundation Member, Beaver Tales Committee Chair
The widely acclaimed, eleventh annual “Beaver Tales” storytelling event, sponsored by the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation, returns to the Beaver Gazebo on Friday, September 20, 2019. It is very exciting to be welcoming a diverse group of storytellers to Beaver County to help connect our communities to the world and celebrate different cultures. Storytellers Don White, Judith Black, Shawn Middleton, and Megan Hicks will arrive on Thursday, September 19 and will be greeted by Beaver Hosts/Hostesses at Felicity Farms Bed and Breakfast in Brighton Township. Felicity Farms owner, Mrs. Anne Mayerich, will provide room and board for the storytellers. A welcome dinner for the storytellers and event planners is also planned for Thursday, September 19th.
BEAVER TALES IS A THREE-PART EVENT!
A Lunch, Listen and Laugh event (for adults) with Mr. Don White will continue to be held at the Beaver Library the following day. Mrs. Diane Wakefield, Beaver Librarian, will hostess this event at noon on Friday, September 20th. Reservations are required to attend this event. Please contact the library at 724-775-1132.
Additionally, on Friday, September 20th, our storytellers will be entertaining and captivating school children throughout the county. Judith Black will be telling tales at State Street Elementary School (Ambridge Area) and at Sts. Peter and Paul School (Beaver). Mr. Don White be entertaining students at Rochester Elementary as well as the featured storyteller at the adult luncheon at the Beaver Library. Mr. Shawn Middleton will present his program to the students in two separate assemblies at College Square Elementary (Beaver). Finally, Mrs. Megan Hicks will be crafting stories for the students at New Brighton Elementary (New Brighton) during two morning assemblies.
The culmination of the Beaver Tales Storytelling Festival will be a special evening event at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 2oth, at the gazebo in Irvine Park (the alternate/inclement weather location will be College Square School). Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! This will be a FREE event for all ages, featuring these amazing, internationally acclaimed storytellers.