The Appalachian Trail Conservancy Holds Its 9th Annual Open House Featuring a “Trail Tales” Storytelling Contest

Date Published: Nov 16, 2011

Harpers Ferry, WV (November 16, 2011) – On Saturday, December 3rd from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will host its 9th Annual Holiday Open House, featuring an Appalachian Trail (A.T.) storytelling contest. Share your adventures (or misadventures) on the A.T. or just listen in the company of other A.T. enthusiasts.

Free coffee, cider, and homemade cookies will be available. This gathering is also a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping for the Trail enthusiast among your friends and family.

Storytelling will begin at 1 p.m. and prizes, like an A.T. calendar and a gift certificate to a local restaurant, will be offered to the winning storytellers. To sign up to tell a story, contact Dave Tarasevich, ATC visitor services representative, at [email protected]org or304-535-2200 ext. 129. Contestants will also have the opportunity to sign up on the morning of the event.

This event will also coincide with “Old Tyme Christmas” in the Lower-town Harpers Ferry and the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s special holiday programs.

Event: The ATC’s 9th Annual Open House, featuring “Trail Tales” Storytelling Contest
Date: December 3, 2011
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Storytelling will begin at 1p.m. 
Location: The ATC Visitor Center; 799 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV

Contact: Laurie Potteiger, (304) 535-6331, ext.128[email protected]org

Send storytelling contest registration requests to Dave Tarasevich, [email protected]org(304)-535-6331 ext. 129.

Rules: Stories should be no longer than 10 minutes each. Storytelling will begin at 1:00 p.m. and prizes will be given out for the best stories after judging is complete.


About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please 

Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel. 304.535.6331 x117
Fax. 304.535.2667
Email: [email protected]

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