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Storytelling Festival Aug. 29 in Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG >> On Saturday, Aug. 29, the Chambers Fort Park in downtown Chambersburg will be filled with stories and music.

According to a release from the Franklin County Library System, the Franklin County Storytelling Festival will begin at 10 a.m. The free event will include three storytellers and a bluegrass band.

The opening act will be Roy Justice, a singing historian. Roy lives in Chambersburg and performs regionally on different aspects and topics of American history, combining music of the time period with the historical landscape. For more information about Justice, go to

The featured storyteller will be David Novak, performing at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Novak lives in Asheville, North Carolina and performs widely. He is a winner of the "Oscars" of storytelling, the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network and has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Novak also will perform at a few elementary schools while in the area. For more information, go to

The third storyteller will be Cynthia Keller at 1 p.m. Keller has 34 years in the library department of the Chambersburg Area School District, during which she was the storyteller in residence. Currently she is an assistant professor and department chair of the school library and information technologies at Mansfield University.

Lastly, at noon, Circa Blue will perform bluegrass music. Based in West Virginia, Circa Blue is a five-person bluegrass band whose music is part traditional and part contemporary.

For more information about Circa Blue, go to

The Chambers Fort Park is between North Main Street and the Rail Trail. If it rains, the festival will be moved to Chambersburg Area Middle School South Auditorium.

For more information about the program, contact Denice Bigham at, 717-263-1054 ext 1007. Visit the Facebook page to see videos and listen to music by the performers.