GREENVILLE — Darke County Center for the Arts’ 13th annual Ghost Walk on Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30 will feature costumed tour guides who lead participants to haunted sites in downtown Greenville as well as actors who will portray characters involved in the ghostly tales.
Tour guides include Michael Bitner, Marilyn Delk, Tim Nealeigh, and Keith Rawlins. John Burkett, Karen Burkett, Shanna Camacho, Nick Colby, Larry Delk, Maxwell Jordan, Katheleen Nealeigh, and Jan Roestamadji will share spooky stories at some of the sites visited on the tour.
The Ghost Walk will lead from St. Clair Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. and last at least an hour and a half each night. Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 Craft Club will be serving refreshments at Memorial Hall before and after the event.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween weekend than by taking a fun, spooky, and informative walk through downtown Greenville,” said DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan. “The stories can give you the chills, but are not too scary for children old enough to enjoy a long walk in the dark.”
The stories told during the Ghost Walk are based on tales collected by Arcanum-area resident Rita Arnold who has published several volumes recounting spooky happenings within Darke County and beyond.
Jordan also reminds potential Ghost Walk participants that some tour sites include uneven terrain and may be located in dimly lighted areas. As in years past, Ghost Walk will be held regardless of weather conditions; if seriously inclement weather occurs, the stories will be told indoors.
Tickets for Ghost Walk cost $10, and are available at Greenville Public Library as well as at Ann’s Gifts, Readmore’s Hallmark, and Darke County Visitors Bureau Welcome Center in downtown Greenville; tickets will also be sold at the door. Tickets may be reserved by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or firstname.lastname@example.org or purchased online at www.centerforarts.net.