Over 200 people turned out for the first of two evenings of Haunting History at Dunbar Cave Friday. This annual event includes a modified nighttime cave tour with young actors from the Roxy Regional Theater performing informational skits inside cave chambers on the the history and ecology of the caves.
Tiki torches lit the path along the lake leading up the caves, where ironically it was warmer in the static temperature of the caves than it was outdoors. Guests could take away the chill of cool 50 degree air with a warm cup of apple cider or chocolate.
Among the skits inside were a presentation by Ally Campbell, Aaron Juvera, Della Coleman and Elizabeth Coleman (above left), who answered haunting questions about cave art.
The event continues tonight from 5-8 p.m. Flashlights and secure footwear (no sandals or high heels) are require to tour the caves. Flashlights are available for rental at the caves.
The $5 per person entry fee goes toward maintaining, preserving and promoting Dunbar Cave State Natural Area. Parking is free. Dunbar Cave is located at 401 Old Dunbar cave Road in Clarksville. For more information, call 648-5526.
Skit performers: Joanna Patmore, Hannah Kitterman and Daynnah Carmona discuss “batty” science
Suva and Jack Bastin serve up hot cocoa and apple cider on a cool night at the caves
Skit performers: Hannah Carmona, Kari Muller and Angela Scott relive “the good ‘ol days” Skits were directed by Ellie Ellis of the Roxy Regional Theatre
Photos by Debbie Boen