DCCA Ghost Walk adds new stories

The Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) will host a new-and-improved version of its annual ghost walk over Halloween weekend.

The event will include a self-guided ghost walk along Broadway on Friday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. and guided cemetery tours at Greenville Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m.

The new self-guided ghost walk will allow for attendees to experience the walk at their own pace.

Attendees of the self-guided tour will start at Memorial Hall, pay their $10 admission and receive a map with eight story spots along Broadway. Stories are told by DCCA storytellers every 15 minutes. The very first story will be told at 6 p.m. and the last story will be told at 8:45 p.m.

“We decided to do the self-guided tours this year because there are a lot of restaurants that are open along Broadway and there’s also DORA for downtown too,” said Jaime Stocksdale, DCCA Chairperson of the ghost walk. “Patrons can go in, get drinks, things like that and come back out to do the tour at their own pace.”

In addition to the new self-guided element of the ghost walk, cemetery tour and ghost walk attendees will hear new stories and additional history behind them.

“I know that we’ve been doing this ghost walk for about 20 years, but it is going to be a little different this year,” Stocksdale said. “Yes we are doing some of the same stories, but we also have a lot of new stories as well.”

The new stories will expand on local history and lore, and will touch on ghosts at Wayne Theatre and City Hall, and interesting graves at Greenville Cemetery.

The stories told at the ghost walk are different from those told at the cemetery tours. Patrons that attend both will hear a total of 20 stories.

Tickets for the tours are $10 presale and at the event. If there’s inclement weather, the cemetery tours will be cancelled with no refund. For more information on the event or to buy tickets go to: www.darkecountyarts.org/ghost-walks. For questions, message Jaime Stocksdale on Facebook.

Abigail Miller / Editor

Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, crocheter, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at amiller@darkecountynow.com.

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