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Posted on: October 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Historical Society Hosts 6th Annual Ghost Stories in the Park

High Point Historical Society invites the entire community to its sixth annual Ghost Stories in the Park. The fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 from 6 pm to 8 pm and will take place rain or shine.

Tales of ghosts and goblins will be told by a storyteller, Lona Bartlett. She is an award winning storyteller, puppeteer, performance artist and educator. She performs internationally as well as in the United States. Bartlett holds degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She teaches and performs at schools, conferences, churches, festivals, corporate and special events.

Bartlett's varied heritage and talent gives way to a long list of stories and presentations. She brings excitement to American History as well as traditional folk and fairy tales. Bartlett states, "I'm English, Irish, German, Dutch, Scottish and American Indian … everybody got along in my family."

"Each year we have a different storyteller to entertain and delight our visitors," Edith Brady, Museum Director, said. "This is a truly fun and enjoyable event for the community."

Participants are invited to dress in their Halloween costumes. Other activities include a photo booth, crafts and games including corn hole and Pokemon ball toss. Museum staff also will be dropping Pokemon lures throughout the event.

Admission is $2 and free for High Point Historical Society Members. Snacks including cookies, popcorn and apple cider will be for sale. Bring chairs and blankets to sit and listen to the family friendly ghost stories.

The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history, providing perspective for current issues, and strengthening the sense of community.

The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community's human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov

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