Alaska Quilt Stories

Joann Stigall

If you love quilts, or storytelling, or Alaska, or all of the above, come to the Thursday, February 1st River and Prairie Storyweavers meeting at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64131 at 7:00 pm.  Joann Stigall will be showing and telling her stories from her Alaska quilt.  Joann’s presentation will be followed by time for others to tell stories.

Chicken Festival News

Fifteen storytellers came on Friday, January 12 to kick off the 2018 RAPS Chicken Festival in Sedalia, MO by telling stories at 4 elementary schools, 6 Boys and Girls Club sites, and the Pettis County Senior Center. Stories were told to over 3,000 people.

At the Saturday, January 13 activities, thirty-five storytellers joined RAPS for a weekend of stories, music, and an auction. The climax of the weekend was a benefit storytelling concert at the Heckart Performing Arts Center for the Open Door Benevolent Ministries Food Pantry.  Admittance was a canned good or bottle of shampoo per family. The storytellers at the benefit concert were Anthony Clark, Carol Kariotis, Jim Two Crows Wallen, Joyce Carpenter and Ken Wolfe.

Over 70 stories were shared this weekend along with music, dancing and laughter.

2018 Chicken Festival in Sedalia, MO

Food Pantry Benefit Storytelling Concert

RAPS is giving a benefit storytelling concert for Open Door Service Center, Benevolent Ministries Food Pantry (111 West 6th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301 (660) 827-1613) on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Heckart Performing Arts Center, 2010 Tiger Pride Blvd., Sedalia, MO.  The price of entry for this family-friendly entertainment is one canned good or non-perishable food item or a bottle of shampoo per family.

State and regional storytellers will perform as part of the 2018 RAPS Chicken Festival.

Holiday Party

Join us on Thursday December 7 at the Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, KCMO 64131 for our annual Holiday Party!

RAPS will provide meat, cheese, rolls, drinks, plates, cups and utensils. You need to bring a side dish or dessert and a White Elephant gift. Be there at 7 pm for fun, food and friendly fighting over interesting gifts.

Chicken Festival!!

RAPS Chicken

2018 River and Prairie Storyweavers
25th Annual Chicken Festival
January 12-13-14, 2018
Sedalia, Missouri

Registration:  $25 for RAPS members. RAPS membership is $25 per person or $35 per family.  Registration is collected at the Chicken Festival.

Location:  Econolodge Truman Inn & Suites, 3501 West Broadway, Sedalia, MO 65301. Call 660-826-8400 and ask for “Chicken Festival” discount.  Rooms are $60 plus taxes.  You could share a room. Econolodge Truman Inn & Suites offers free breakfast; Wi-Fi; indoor pool; and hot tub with Jerry McGuire Restaurant on site.

Bring:  Your stories, musical instruments, amazing auction items and money.


Friday, January 12   
Storytelling in the Community                       8 am­—5 pm
Dinner (On Your Own)                                    5 pm—7 pm
Let the Stories Begin                                      7 pm—10 pm

Saturday, January 13
Let the Stories Continue …                             8:30 am—10 pm
Chicken News and Chicken Stories
Stories sprinkled with Music
Lunch   (Provided)                                           11:30 am—1 pm
Even more Stories                                          1 pm—5:30 pm
Stories interspersed with Music
Auction with 3 minute Stories
Dinner (On Your Own)                                    5:30 pm—7 pm
Stories, Music and Stories                              7 pm—late
Chicken Festival Traditions
Late Night Stories

Sunday, January 14 
Stories and Music                                           8:30 am—11 am
Inspirational Stories
May the Circle Be Unbroken

Tellers and Musicians may put their name in a basket.  Names will be drawn and written on a flip chart so tellers and musicians will know their performance order.  Stories are limited to 8 minutes.

Contact Linda Kuntz, River and Prairie Storyweavers, Event Coordinator, at 816-896-6893 with questions.