As I write this, it’s been two weeks since our storytelling event at the Leeds Center for the Arts. I’ve been so busy with things I had put off until after the show, and I’m just now getting time to catch up! By the time you read this, I’ll be enjoying a nice mini vacation in Tennessee with my wife and grandson.
The Voices of Winchester: A Night of Storytelling was a great success by our measure. While attendance was not quite what I had hoped for, we did have a decent crowd. We may try to avoid scheduling against home Cardinal football games going forward!
The folks in attendance seemed quite happy with the evening’s entertainment. There was art on display in the lobby by seven local artists, and we had ten storytellers on stage who used a variety of forms, including poetry, music, and props to bring their amazing stories to life! And of course, our master of ceremonies, Brett Cheuvront, was on-point as usual.
We offered up some amazing food from several local establishments, including Amy’s Asian Kitchen, Bootlegger Beer Cheese, The Winchester Opera House, Cheesecake & Company, and Cupcake Apothecary.
And all this was free!
Everything was paid for by a handful of generous sponsors, some of whom wished to remain anonymous. Others included DAM Holdings, HCA Pharmacy, Mason on Main, and WWKY. We are so very grateful for all of the folks who helped make this such a fun and entertaining night.
The theme for the evening was “Hope.” I hope to see many more folks when we do this again next year!
Pete is a retired IT professional. Formerly of Campton, he and his wife have lived in Winchester since 2015. Pete is a former weekly newspaper publisher and former columnist for the Winchester Sun. These days, when not working on WinCity Voices, he can often be found on his back porch reading or writing, in the backyard tending to his tomato plants, or puttering around in his garage or workshop.