Share a Story - Change the World
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“A master story teller!”
-- Ellen Crump, Chapel United Methodist Church
“The best storyteller in the Universe!”
--Mikki Bell, Ecology Action Center
A man wakes up in an oddly quiet house… a girl takes a strange walk through a dark town… an old lady finds a missing body part… a mortician battles underground grave robbers… a boy meets an unusually large pumpkin who won’t stop talking to him…
…in a Halloween program that is just scary enough.
McLean County History
The people of Bloomington used to collectively hate the richest and stingiest man in town, who lived in a beautiful house with a wife who hated him!
Right here in Bloomington …a local mechanic was tarred and feathered… a cook was thrown to an angry mob… a prankster set off a decorative cannon in a park… a town father suddenly found himself in possession of dozens of umbrellas…
“The Most Dangerous Woman in America” came to town and started a helpful riot… a mob of people sacked our newspaper, threw its printing press out the window and set it on fire!
And it’s here in Bloomington where the nation’s first brick road was laid, the national Republican Party was started, and the curveball was mastered.
I host the See-Where-It-Happened Tour for Bloomington Parks & Rec, taking people to where these things happened to tell them the story.
I am now offering this program to Bloomington – Normal schools!
Give your students a sense of local history they will keep for life!
* Area schools, libraries, and churches
* Girl Scouts / Boy Scouts
* Westminster Village Halloween Fest
* Fall Fest at Miller Park
* YWCA Peace Camp
* Bloomington’s See-Where-It-Happened Tour
* National Storytelling Network
* Television Pilot for “Tell Me A Story: The Search for America’s Best Storyteller”
* Twin City Tale Spinners (Guild President)
Parrot: (309) 825-2737
Snail: Dave Walsh
1205 Gettysburg Dr.Bloomington, IL 61704