Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 8:38 am
Get into the spirit of Halloween by attending the annual
Halloween storytelling event Oct. 19 at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site near
Burfordville. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this free event will begin at 7
p.m. at the site.
Storyteller Marilyn Kinsella will weave her stories from personal experience as well
as perform folk and historical tales and literary stories. The storytelling will be
held around a bonfire and visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket
for seating. Refreshments will be provided.
Kinsella began her storytelling career in 1981 while teaching in the St. Louis metro
area. She has been a full-time freelance professional storyteller since 2002 and can
often be found performing in the St. Louis and southern Illinois areas.
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site is the site of a Civil War-era mill where
visitors can learn how corn and wheat were ground into meal and flour by water
power, just as it was done long ago. Burfordville Covered Bridge, the oldest of the
four remaining covered bridges in the state, was built in 1858 and stretches 140
feet across the White River, which powers the mill. To get to the historic site at
113 Bollinger Mill Road, take Highway 34 to Highway HH in Cape Girardeau County.
For more information on the event, contact the site at 573-243-4591. For information
on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com [
http://www.mostateparks.com/ ]. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri
Department of Natural Resources.
Friday, October 5, 2012 8:38 am.