by Arianna Neromiliotis
Teenagers Inc. will host its annual Halloween fundraiser with spooky stories and dark alleys on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave.
Costumed guides take you on a storytelling tour that’s filled with familiar haunts, old Philadelphia stories and that definite Halloween spirit. Please join us for our fun, exciting, and beloved Ghost Walk of Chestnut Hill. We have four wonderful storytellers lined up to tell you all about:
Ron Carter is a familiar face and voice to the Ghost Walk family, with a deep voice that echoes through the night air and stories that definitely will send chills up your spine. He is well known for his acting, storytelling, poetry and historical re-enacting in the Philadelphia area.
Another familiar face to our Ghost Walk family is Tina Devine. Her encounters with unusual phenomena began when she was a little girl living in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia. For a couple of weeks before her elderly neighbor Mrs. Keltch, died, a strange glow could sometimes be seen moving back and forth across the attic in the evenings. After these incidents, the attic smelled of cherry pipe tobacco. Mrs. Keltch was happy her husband had come for her, and she maintained he was patiently pacing back and forth, smoking his pipe, until her death. When Mrs. Keltch passed away, the light was never seen again.
Claudia Aldred has been a part of the Ghost Walk before (under a different last name). She is a self-proclaimed “ultimate late bloomer.”
“I took my first workshop for storytelling in my early 50s and met my husband, and my soul mate when I was 57 years old,” she said.
Loretta Lucy Miller
Loretta Lucy Miller is a Ghost Walk alumnus. She has been acting for 51 years, directing for 23 years and storytelling for the last 20. Loretta has told stories with the Southern Order of Storytellers in Atlanta, the Patchwork Guild in Philly and many other groups. She said her favorite place to tell stories was at her triplet granddaughters and grandson’s school.
We are so excited to have four experienced storytellers with us this year. Our Ghost Walk adventures this year will be in the form of a haunted house in the side room of the Chestnut Hill library hosted by our kids at Teenagers Inc. They have been planning away to make it the spookiest Halloween attraction in Chestnut Hill. We are so excited for this year’s Ghost Walk, and we can’t wait to see you.
So, purchase your ticket in advance because we are sure to run out. You can buy tickets at the Chestnut Hill Business Association on Highland Avenue or Santander Bank at Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike. We will also be selling tickets at the door.
Tickets are $10 for those 12 years of age and up; children under 12 years of age are $5. The Ghost Walk will be presented in four showings at 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. For questions about tickets, email Arianna at firstname.lastname@example.org.