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The Aracoma Story continues this week at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheatre at Chief Logan State Park with Thursday's performance being offered as children's night. The outdoor play tells the story of British soldier Boling Baker and his love for Shawnee princess Aracoma. Pictured, Princess Aracoma (played by Taylor Cline) saves Boling Baker (played by Adam Terry) in Act 1 of the play.
The Aracoma Story continues this week at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheatre at Chief Logan State Park with Thursday's performance being offered as children's night. The outdoor play tells the story of British soldier Boling Baker and his love for Shawnee princess Aracoma. Pictured, Princess Aracoma (played by Taylor Cline) saves Boling Baker (played by Adam Terry) in Act 1 of the play.
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The Aracoma Story Inc. will host children’s night Thurs., July 24 at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheatre at Chief Logan State Park. Children’s perks include half price admission ($3), a tour of the stage, a meet and greet with the actors, special choices at the concession and lots of fun, magical attractions to make it a night the children will never forget.


Diana O’Briant says this is a very special night for her, a night where she gets to show all of the children the ‘magic’ of acting.


“We give the children a tour of the stage and show them the magic in hopes that they will want to be a part of it all,” O’Briant said. “This is also a night we take to thank all of the families that have supported the Aracoma Story for years. It’s always a wonderful night with great attendance. All children and family members are welcome.”


Based on historical facts and local legend, The Aracoma Story unfolds as a wise old mountain man weaves the tragic tale of Indian Princess Aracoma and her forbidden love, Boling Baker.


This year’s performance will be directed by Bruce Baisden for the third consecutive season. Bruce is a 1977 graduate of Lenore High and resides at Dingess. He has also appeared many times in The Aracoma Story, having portrayed all male roles, and will reprise his role as Boling Baker this season. He brings his love for the story to the stage with fresh ideas for the local favorite.


TAS also announced a retake on the 5k/Family Fun race that was held last weekend. Although 20 racers, and four dogs, showed up for the event, rain and unseemly weather kept many families away that were interested in participating.


The family and pet-friendly 5K Run/Walk has been rescheduled for Sat., July 26, at Chief Logan State Park. The event is open to all ages and will feature both a 5K Run/Walk and a 1-Mile Family Fun Walk.


Age divisions include 14 and under, 15 to 25, 26 to 35, 36 to 45, 46 to 55, and 56 and over. There is also a division for a runner with a pet.


Registration cost is the same: $30 per racer and $10 per racer for ages 14 and under. Racers who participated last weekend are invited to attend at no cost. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. and the races will begin at 10 a.m.


Registration forms are available by calling TAS’ office at 304-752-0253.


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