GREENVILLE – Darke County Center for the Arts will continue a long-standing Halloween-season tradition when they host their 12th annual Ghost Walk in Downtown Greenville on Friday, Oct. 30, Saturday, Oct. 31, and Sunday, Nov. 1.
Based on stories collected by Arcanum resident Rita Arnold which tell of local ghostly encounters, walks will begin at St. Clair Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m., and last for about an hour and a half.
“This is a great way for people of all ages to celebrate the season, learn a little local history, and have a lot of fun,” said Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director.
According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, the walking tour will take participants to familiar sites where they will hear surprising tales of spooky interaction that leave much unexplained.
“The stories can give you chills, but are still not too scary for children old enough to enjoy a long walk in the dark,” Jordan explained.
She also reminds potential Ghost Walk participants that some tour sites include uneven terrain and may be located in dimly lighted areas. Also, as in years past, Ghost Walk will be held regardless of weather conditions; if seriously inclement weather occurs, the stories will be told indoors.
Greenville Masonic Lodge #143 Craft Club will be serving refreshments at St. Clair Memorial Hall before and after the event. Tickets for the 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 purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 and online at www.centerforarts.net.