Pike Piddlers’ storytellers announced

Published 6:17 pm Friday, December 29, 2023

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With the New Year dawning, It’s time to tie up loose ends and set a path for the New Year 2024 and the Brundidge Historical Society is ahead of the game, said BHS President Lawrence Bowden. 

“We had a very busy and successful 2023 with both summer and fall theater productions and the Chili County Christmas and are looking forward to our Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival the last weekend in January,” Bowden said.

Bowden said the BHS’s storytelling festival will celebrate its 17th year of storytelling and everyone is looking forward to another successful weekend of stories.

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The lineup for the 20024 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will include   Alabama master storyteller Dolores Hydock, who delighted WTBF radio audiences with “Stubby Pringle’s Merry Christmas” Christmas weekend Bowden said.

“Dolores has performed the We Piddle Around Theater and at our storytelling festival,” Bowden said. “Many will remember her performance in ‘The Audrey Williams Story. We look forward to having Dolores back at the 2024 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival.”

Rounding out the 2024 storytelling festival will be Donald Davis, Michael Reno Harrell and the Rev. Robert Jones.

“Donald Davis got our festival off to a great start in 2007 and has been with us each year following,” Bowden said. “He is the foundation of our storytelling festival and we greatly appreciation him and his commitment to our festival and to storytelling across the country.”

Bowden said Michael Reno Harrell is a return teller and delights his audiences with music and stories that are hilarious and also heart-warming.

“Michael ’s a funny guy and a great musician and singer and we’re excited he’s back.,” Bowden said.

“This year, we welcome a newcomer to our festival. The Rev. Robert Jones is a highly sought-after and appreciated teller and singer/musician all across the country. He plays guitar and sings and captures his audiences with stories that each person can related to. We look forward to having him with us.

Storytelling concert information and tickets are available by calling 334-403-3394 or 334-682-5524.