Halloween Carnival at Polk County Public Library

Published 10:00 pm Monday, October 27, 2014

The Polk County Public Library is having a Halloween Carnival on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Main Library in Columbus. The community is invited to come dressed in costume for free games, crafts and food. Marilyn McMinn-McCredie will headline the event with “One Woman’s Appalachian Halloween.” The renowned storyteller will present scarifying tales laced with spooky mountain wisdom for all ages to enjoy.

“At last! A ‘no-holds-barred’ ghost story telling session,” Marilyn McMinn-McCredie exclaimed when asked about sharing “One Woman’s Appalachian Halloween.” McMinn-McCredie has won the “Special Entertainer’s Award” at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville and has performed at numerous folk and arts festivals throughout the Appalachian region for many years. She has also taught courses in mountain historical facts, folklore, music and Appalachian culture at Blue Ridge Technical College. McMinn-McCredie was born in Hooper’s Creek, N.C. where her family has lived for generations.


– article submitted by Jen Pace