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.
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.
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.