Planning under way for 2017 Festival

We are looking forward to the Auburn Winter Storytelling Fest repeating this year at 808 Lincoln Way in Auburn on Saturday, January 28th all day. We will need lots of volunteer support on the day. Also, we need any and all donations in order to keep it free to the public. If you know of any business or person who would like to donate money or product or gift certificates, please let me know: Mark Berry
 What we have decided so far for Jan 28, 2017: 
DARLENE ENGEBRETSEN will chair the raffle. She will receive all non-cash donations and organize the “baskets”.
Barbara Wauters will be our Bookkeeper/Treasurer. She will accept all donations other than raffle items (cash and check). Donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to PlacerArts with storytelling on the memo line. Mail donations to PlacerArts 910 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603.
9 am – set up room and plan volunteer schedule for the day
10 am – Chairman Mark opens event, covers housekeeping items, schedule, etc.
10:15 – 12:30 Children and Family program with great storytellers, interactive stories and a wonderful photo op with your child and story characters. Parents bring your phone/camera! Chaired by Linda Kennedy with supporters Joan McCammon and Alan Candee..
1- 2:30 pm Story workshop with Joan Stockbridge. Our guild’s most experienced, award winning teller will help us learn how to harvest, craft and present stories. Really, yes, it’s free!
2:45 – 4:45 pm Open Telling. This is YOUR time. You will have up to 5 min. to tell your favorite story to the MOST receptive audience in the world! Sign up when you arrive Emcee Mike Tomson.
5 – 6 pm Liar’s Contest. We are repeating a favorite from last year. Sign up when you arrive and tell your “tallest” tale. You may win the prize especially chosen for the champion liar! Emcee Don Adams.
6:30 – 9 pm Featured Teller’s Showcase. 6 of the best tellers in Northern California will charm and delight you, including Tom Wade (invited back after last year) Mark Berry, and 4 other popular storytellers. Emcee Chery Anderson.
Green Room. This year we will have plenty of food and drink all day for our tellers, emcees and volunteers as well as a “green room” in which to relax. Linda Kennedy heads this team.
Raffle. If you know anyone who would like to donate to our cause and help keep this FREE to the public, we accept tax deductible cash and check donations. Merchandise and certificates will be raffled to our guests. Your favorite store, barber, massage therapist, or restaurant may love the opportunity to donate and welcome new customers.

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