|ShoeString Community Players is proud to present its fall production “St. Helens Haunted Tours”. This is ShoeString’s first Halloween based tour in conjunction with St. Helens’ “Spirit of Halloween Town” down by the river.
The 30 minute play starts at the Gazebo on the river at Columbia View Park next to the Columbia Courthouse. The haunted tour utilizes the back drop of St. Helens olde towne. With the help of The Klondike, we have able to bring back characters from our town’s past. It is truly a paranormal hot spot.
The stories are true to recorded history although the enactments depend a bit on the imagination. Tom McKay's tale of St. Helens is embellished more than the others writers, because he was known to tell a good tale and used key phrases to keep the suspense running. All of the characters in the show, except for Molly, lived in Columbia County, Oregon between approximately 1820 to 1930. In addition to a little Halloween entertainment, we hope the strength and resilience of the pioneers that settled in Columbia County is evident. A special thanks to Debra Brimacombe for writing the script and Keith Marks for adapting the play.