It is not too late to make your hotel reservations for the 2018 RAPS Chicken Festival!
Call 660-826-8400 to reserve your room at:
Econolodge Truman Inn
3501 W Broadway Blvd
Sedalia, MO 65301
Registration for the Chicken Festival is $25 for RAPS members. RAPS membership dues are $25 for an individual or $35 for a family.
On Friday, January 12, 2018, we have arranged to tell stories at local schools, libraries, senior centers, and Boys and Girls Clubs.
On Saturday, January 13, 2018, RAPS will present a benefit storytelling concert for the Open Door Benevolent Ministry and Food Pantry from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at:
Heckart Performing Arts Center
2010 Tiger Pride Blvd
Sedalia, MO 65301
Admission is one bottle of shampoo or canned food item per family.
Gary Kuntz will emcee tellers Anthony Clark, Carol Kariotis, Jim Two Crows Wallen, Joyce Carpenter and Ken Wolfe.
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.
Storytelling!! At Woodneath Library, 8900 NE Flintlock, KCMO 64157 from 2-4 pm today. Mary Schmidt will be the featured teller. Free for all ages.
We are in the middle of the NSN Storytelling Conference!
You can still attend.
For schedule of events and onsite ticketing info check out NSN’s website here.
RAPS meeting at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit from 10 am – Noon. See our calendar for more details!
This is the new website for River and Prairie Storyweavers (RAPS), a storytelling group based in the Greater Kansas City Area.
The website is still under construction (so lots of changes and added content ahead), but feel free to look around and contact us!