Red River featured at annual Bell Witch Fall Festival


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



Logan County will be featured in the Bell Witch Fall Festival event Sept. 25, 2016, at 3 p.m. at the Bell School Community Complex Outdoor Pavilion, 7617 U.S 41 Hwy-Adams, Tenn.

This event involves a booth set up with Tom Ruley doing a flintlock demonstration and Richard & Darlynn Moore’s Red River Meeting House Booth.

Red River Tales 2016 will provide stories, folklore and music including The Black Patch Tobacco Wars, The Trail of Tears, The Second Great Revival, a Muzzle Loader Demonstration and The Bell Witch.

Emcee for the Red River Tales 2016 will be Rick Gregory.

History, stories and song will be featured including:

Song:

Julie and Kyle Rulmann will provide “River Music.”

History:

Clarksville Academy Students

Stone Nonis – “Clarksville Tobacco Industry, Early 1900’s”

Riley Jenkins – “The Red River and the Founding of Clarksville”

Story:

Montgomery Central High School Students

Alyssa Guthrie, Ian Schiller, Alexi Pulley, and Jamia Godbolt

“Moving Water and the American Spirit”

Song:

Misty & Justin Adams – “River Music”

History:

Jo Byrns High School Drama Club

“The Honorable Joseph W. Byrns: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives”

Story:

Bob Bell – “Bell Witch Stories”

History:

William Turner – “The Night Rider Raid on Hopkinsville, KY”

Song:

SMOKE cast Members – “A Wisp of SMOKE’

Story:

Dan Green – “Red River Baptism Stories”

History:

Dr. Joshua Mason – “The 1938 Guthrie, KY Mail Robbery”

Music:

The Overton Family from Port Royal/Grants Chapel UMC

Story:

Rick Gregory – “Red River Tales”

Off-stage events include:

Tom Ruley: Flintlock Demonstration

Richard & Darlynn Moore: Red River Meeting House Booth

Bo Adams: Night Rider & Bell Witch Historical Display

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

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