Ghost stories highlight open stage night in Leaf River Oct. 15
From press release
LEAF RIVER, Ill.—Not even a warm fire will chase away the chills at SHIVERS! Oct. 15 at the River Valley Complex, 605 S. Main St., Leaf River, Ill. This month’s “Third Friday” entertainment to raise funds to “Raise the Roof” at the River Valley Complex will begin with an open stage for short spoken-word pieces and music.
“We’ll have the show in the cafeteria, a more intimate space for scary stories and acoustic music,” said Andrea Dubnick, organizer of the series.
Performers will sign up at the door, and all are welcome.
“Any family-tolerable entertainment, spooky or not—I’d like to see a magician or a visit from a really courtly, old-fashioned Dracula-type. No zombie invasions, please,” Dubnick chuckled. “We’re quite proud to feature two Illinois authors: Sylvia Shults of Peoria will read from her new book, Ghosts of the Illinois River (Shults has also written four more horror books, as well as several romance titles); and David Youngquist, another Illinois writer, has two local-haunting books out: Ghosts of Interstate 80 and Ghosts of the Illinois Canal System.”
The show starts at 7 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m.; suggested donation is at least $3 per person, with all proceeds going to maintenance of the building. The River Valley Complex Committee will offer light refreshments.
“For November, our open stage on the 19th will celebrate the twin themes of gratitude and patriotism, in light of the election as well as Veterans’ Day,” Dubnick said. “But our shows are for everyone, so off-theme acts are always welcome.”
For more information, call (815) 973-1064 or search Facebook on “Raise the Roof.”
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