By Mollie LaSalle
WOODVILLE – Heritage Village hosted its annual Ghost Stories and Legends of Texas Past, last Saturday.
The main stage was where the storytelling kicked off, with Angela Davis, International Story Teller, who shares the joy of life through stories to people of all ages. Davis is from New Orleans, and has appeared on the village stage often through the years. Davis has been to 127 countries and is known as the “Yarn Spinner”.
She regaled the audience with her tale of “If the Devil had a Wife,” and spun a story that was entertaining, and a bit spooky at the same time. The next storyteller was Heritage Society president Chris Edwards, who read two tales from the book “Legends of the Pineys” by Joe F. Combs. The first story was titled “The Pebble Thrower of Peach Tree Village” and the second story was “The Phantom Bull of Huana”. The setting this time was the Cherokee Church.
Story-teller number three was Roy Bolding, who told his tale as a barber in the village barber shop.
Davis decided to grace the audience at the main stage with another tale at the same time Bolding was spinning his in the barber shop. Davis told a personal story from her life during hurricanes that hit New Orleans, starting in 2021, and going back to Katrina in 2005. At the end of her story, she invited the audience to join her on stage for a dance.
The weather was perfect, and everyone had a great time. The next big event at Heritage Village is the annual Harvest Festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 20-21. Kim Cruse will headline the entertainment on the main stage.