Telling Tales

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks is helping the Ohio Order for the Preservation of Storytelling celebrate its 30th anniversary with a day of storytelling at Highbanks Metro Park.

The free event will feature many storytellers sharing traditional tales, personal stories, tall tales and more, said senior naturalist Jill Snyder.

"I'm thrilled that we're hosting this event," she said. "It's something totally new. It's a way to draw in some new guests and entertain our regular visitors."

Nationally known storyteller Lyn Ford of Columbus will attend and share storytelling wisdom with would-be tellers, Snyder said.

Storytellers will share their craft at the Highbanks Nature Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 16. At 6:30 p.m., the storytellers will tell kid-friendly, scary stories at the fire ring at the North Shelter in the Northern Reserve Area of the park.

Highbanks is located at 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center 43035. For more information, go to

-Melissa Kossler Dutton