Once Upon a Time…



Article Published: May. 29 | Modified: Jun. 15
Once Upon a Time…

Celebrated storyteller Orville Hicks will share his craft at the Grandfather Home for Children’s storytelling festival, coming to Banner Elk June 14.

Photo by Frank Ruggiero



The Blue Ridge’s best storytellers will visit the Grandfather Home for Children’s Hayes campus in Banner Elk for the Storytelling Festival on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

Admission is free for a day of fun, food, inflatables and merchants sharing their talents and wares. The event will take place rain or shine, and performances will be moved indoors to the gymnasium in case of inclement weather.

Storytellers Rick Ward, Rhodyjane Meadows, Orville Hicks and Glenn Bolick will begin performing at 12:15 p.m., to be spotlighted for 40 minutes each in the outdoor amphitheater. Also, several of Grandfather Home’s children will also share their personal stories, beginning at 3:15 p.m.



Storytelling Schedule

12:15 to 12:55 p.m. – Rick Ward
1 to 1:40 – Rhodyjane Meadows
1:45 to 2:25 p.m. – Orville Hicks
2:30 to 3:10 p.m. – Glenn Bolick
3:15 to 4 p.m. – Grandfather Home children



About Grandfather Home

Since 1914, Grandfather Home has provided a nurturing environment to children in need at the ministry’s main campus in Banner Elk. Today, the campus hosts residential care programs and serves as the hub for an array of carefully targeted services, including residential, psychiatric, foster and adoptive care.

Grandfather Home has offices also in Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Waynesville and Winston-Salem. This event celebrates 100 years of successfully serving children in need.

For more information about Grandfather Home and upcoming events, visit http://www.grandfatherhome.org.

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