HARTFORD — 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 at Colors Over the Confluence from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Davis Plaza at the Lewis and Clark Confluence 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 and 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 be on hand with birds of prey and information about the nonprofit 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 tower tours will be available at regular admission prices.
The tower provides views of the area, including the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, from 50-, 100- and 150-foot viewing platforms.
The tower is open five days a week; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided daily tours are available throughout the day. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, veterans and active military; $4 for children 12 and younger; and children 2 and younger 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 tower events are sponsored by Phillips 66.