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.
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.
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.
2018 River and Prairie Storyweavers
25th Annual Chicken Festival
January 12-13-14, 2018
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
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.
River and Prairie Storyweavers will return to Sedalia, Missouri on January 12-14, 2018 for their 25th Annual Chicken Festival.