Storytelling in Pomeroy’s mini-park comes to close
by By Charlene Hoeflich
POMEROY — A month of Wednesday afternoon storytelling held in Pomeroy’s mini-park has been wrapped up.
Donna Wilson, Meigs County’s storyteller, arranged for the programs and participated in each one. She shared stories about her family life using a memory quilt where each square had its own special reminiscence, related Appalachia and Jack tales, and presented a group of stories from around the world.
Other artists telling stories included Glenn Ray who pulled some from his book, “My First Hours of Coal Mining.” Ray worked at Meigs #2 mine for three years, and his stories were about actual experiences while working there.
Suzi “Mama” Whaples had one of the Wednesday afternoon session in which she related tales of Appalachia, and the final session was by Frank McGarvey who went for the spooky tales in his presentation.
The programs were free and the groups of children and adults attending included Meigs Industry workers and children from Carleton School.
In past years Wilson has worked with the Ohio Arts Council on storytelling programs along the river.
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