CAC Annual Possum Town Tales

Storytelling Festival

Ever been to a storytelling festival?

Here is your chance!


Stories and storytelling are at the heart of our human experience.  

They keep us tied together as families and communities.  

Listening to stories promotes learning and self discovery.


Come explore the power of stories and the places they can transport you. 

Meet our tellers!

Rev. Robert B. Jones


When you couple authenticity with talent of a truly exceptional nature: a pastor, a songwriter, a storyteller, a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning educator with an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of African American folk music, including blues, spiritual, and slave songs…its players and styles…you get the Reverend Robert B. Jones, Sr. from Detroit, Michigan.

Bil Lepp

A nationally renowned storyteller and five time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest, Bil’s outrageous, humorous tall-tales and witty stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life.

His stories often contain morsels of truth which shed light on universal themes. Be it a hunting trip, a funeral, or a visit to the dentist, Bil can find the humor in any situation. Lepp explains that while his stories may not be completely true, they are always honest.

Jim Lavender

Jim Lavender, storyteller, is a child of the Luxapalila Swamp country near  "Possumtown" (Columbus), Mississippi. His stories are about growing up in the Mississippi swamp country, with family in the candy business, farm supply business, and fairgrounds operations; animal stories, youthful adventures, and a storybook career as a pastor. Humor and homespun stories carry strong entertainment value with subtle positive life lessons for all ages. 

Dinner includes a choice of one meat,  3 sides, roll or cornbread, dessert and beverage (sweet and unsweet tea or water).
Chicken Casserole
Brown Sugar Glazed Ham
Butter Beans
Green Beans
Southern white cream corn
Mac and Cheese (yes, in Mississippi, this IS a vegetable!)
Fried green tomatoes 
Peach Cobbler
Mrs. Frank Cooper's Chocolate Sheet Cake

Check out snippets from Storytelling 2016!

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