Celebrate Fall Colors Over the Confluence
Local storytellers bring scary tales to life at event
(Hartford, Ill. – Oct. 11, 2016) – Discover the dazzling delights of fall at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower with a journey 150 feet high overlooking the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and enjoy a few haunted tales to boot during “Colors Over the Confluence” on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hartford resident and student Robert Phillips, an award-winning storyteller, along with internationally acclaimed storyteller Sherry Norfolk of St. Louis, will bring haunted tales to life during the annual event which will take place in Davis Plaza at the Tower. Norfolk has been a storyteller with the St. Louis Storytelling Festival and is an adjunct professor in the integrated arts in learning program at Lesley University. Phillips is an eighth grade student at Lewis & Clark Junior High School in Wood River and won first prize in a storytelling competition in St. Louis this past year. The two will spin their tales between Noon and 1 p.m.
TreeHouse Wildlife Center in Dow will also be on hand with several raptors and information about the non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center.
Children and adults can also enjoy painting their own fall pumpkin throughout Colors Over the Confluence.
This event is free to the public and tours of the Tower will be available at regular admission prices.
The Confluence Tower provides spectacular views of the area, including the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, from 50, 100 and 150 feet viewing platforms.
The Tower is open five days a week; Wednesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. Guided daily tours are available throughout the day. Admission to the tower is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, veterans and active military; $4 for children 12 and under; and children two and under are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.
Fall events at the Tower are sponsored by Phillips 66.