TUNKHANNOCK — An indistinguishable flash of green from behind a tree.
The mysterious “tap, tap, tap” of a hammer off in the distance.
A tiny tobacco pipe left behind under a thorn bush.
These are all signs that leprechauns may be nearby, according to Storyteller Hal Pratt, who shared his expertise with a captive audience of young and old alike Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater. During the presentation, titled “Leprechaun Lore,” Pratt used stories, music and more to reveal what the little people look like, how and where to find them, how to catch them and how to keep from being outsmarted by one.
He left the question of leprechauns’ existence up to the audience members, but pointed out those who do not believe will certainly never catch one or get his gold.
And speaking of gold, there was a piece of chocolate shaped like a golden coin for each audience member at the close of the event.
One youngster, in anticipation of the candy, exclaimed, “Now, this is true treasure.”
Storyteller and ‘leprechaun expert’ Hal Pratt entertains the audience with tales of little people during the Leprechaun Lore event Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater.
Katrena Strother, of Nicholson, and her doll, listen to Hal Pratt’s stories of little people and their gold during Leprechaun Lore, held Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater.
Joseph Jebri laughs at the antics of storyteller Hal Pratt during Leprechaun Lore, held Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater. The Delaware resident attended the event with his grandmother, Mary Sherry, of Lake Winola.
Sam Pratt, of Tunkhannock, takes in the stories told by Hal Pratt during Leprechaun Lore, held Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater.
Siblings Stephen, Ryan and Lilly Henning, of Mehoopany, pile around their grandmother, Pat Carr, of Lake Carey, as all four take in the stories of ‘leprechaun expert’ Hal Pratt during the Leprechaun Lore event, held Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater.
Local Storyteller Hal Pratt uses props to illustrate his tales during Leprechaun Lore, a free event for all ages on Saturday, March 18 at the Dietrich Theater.
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