Davis to share Grand Canyon story at festival

first_img Latest Stories Davis to share Grand Canyon story at festival By Jaine Treadwell Email the author during the 2011 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge, Ala., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas Graning) Nationally acclaimed storyteller Donald Davis stepped onto the stage of the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in 2008 and told the side-splitting story of his mule ride to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.The audience erupted in laughter and didn’t let up. Those who heard Davis’ Grand Canyon story have begged to hear it again.However, Davis has kept that story close to the vest. Until now. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 7:46 pm Friday, January 17, 2020center_img Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Davis will be joined at the 2020 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival by nationally acclaimed storytellers, native Texan Barbara McBride-Smith and Josh Goforth from the mountains of Western North Carolina. Lepp hails from the mountains of West Virginia.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival will be Saturday, January 25 at the Troy Center Theater on the campus of Troy University. Storytelling concerts will be at 10 a.m. ($10), 2 p.m. ($15) and 6:30 p.m. ($10). All day tickets are $30.The Friday night concert at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge is sold out.For tickets call, 334-685-5524 and 670-6302. Tickets are available at The Messenger.The Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival is paid for in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day On his word, Davis will tell the long-awaited and much anticipated Grand Canyon story at the 2020 Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival’s 6:30 p.m. concert on Saturday, January 25, at the Trojan Center Theater on the campus of Troy University.Davis will be back at the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival for the 14th year. And, if the storytelling festival continues 50 more years, storytelling patrons will be clamoring for Davis to be back each year.Johnny Steed, who emcees the annual Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival, said the BHS is committed to bringing the best storytellers in the country to the festival stage. “And Donald Davis is a can’t miss. He’s like fine wine. He gets better with age.” You Might Like CHHS to host Winter Ball next Friday The Studio in Downtown Troy will be transformed into a winter ball next Friday to celebrate people with special needs… read more Those who have heard the Dean of Storytelling say he’s better than fine wine because his stories can be absorbed and savored for a lifetime.Davis was born in a Southern Appalachia mountain word rich with stories. He takes his audience on journeys that have them slapping their knees with laughter and wiping salty tears from their eyes, all in a single story. Davis tells stories of simpler times, Mayberry USA kind of times. He takes the audience down Maple Street and around the bend. But his stories have a universal quality. Each member of the audience can relate to Davis’ stories because something similar happened to them or to someone they know. “He tells stories about people just like those we know,” Steed said. “His facial expressions and his body language bring the stories to life. His stories are really funny but they are more than funny. His stories will touch you heart. There’s not another one like him.” By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Newcastle bakery finds buyer

first_imgEighty-five jobs have been saved after Tindale & Stanton’s Newcastle bakery was sold as a going concern. The bakery has been acquired by new company, Star Cottage Bakery, made up of a consortium of four former managers.The administrator, The P&A Partnership, was called in earlier this month when Bakery Products, which acquired the Tindale & Stanton bakery last year, went into administration. Bakery Products had also acquired the bakery and 11 shops from Woodhead Bakery when the firm went into administration last April.In a separate deal, two bakery shops in Harrogate which were owned by Bakery Products, Scarborough, have been sold to a new company, Howards Bakery, saving a further 16 jobs. Star Cottage Bakery bought the Tindale & Stanton bakery on Friday 22 June. Joint administrators John Russell and Andy Wood had continued to trade Tindale & Stanton in a bid to find a buyer.Said Wood: “We are pleased to have been able to sell the business as a going concern, particularly as the buyers are former employees. The quick sale of Tindale & Stanton is an endorsement of the rescue process that an administration enables.”He said the employees had been supportive of the administrators throughout the process, as had its key secured creditors, “who gave us their backing to keep the business trading”.>> Bakery Products fails to find buyer>> Second bakery saved by Bakery Products>> Woodhead Bakery in double acquisitionlast_img read more