Last week, Chel & Riley made a return visit to the place where it all began a little over fifteen years ago. After almost a five year absence, my good friend Chel invited me — Riley — to tell our adventure in the haunted house. We covered just the highlights of the adventure during our three night event and left the kids with a bit of a cliffhanger. Any child that comes back to the start of AWANA will received an autographed copy of Chel & Riley’s Haunted House Adventure compliments of Morgantown Baptist Church.
I must say I was very nervous on the first night. It had been what seemed like forever since we’d last performed. But once we got on stage and in character, the old chemistry came roaring back — at least that’s what I felt, you’ll have to ask the children if they felt the magic. I forgot how much energy it takes to perform even a short sketch such as these. At the end of each evening, I was very encouraged, but I was also very tired.
A special thanks goes out to my friends Brian and Ben for putting together a nifty set. Chel & Riley usually don’t get to work with a real, honest-to-goodness set. Thanks also to Scott for stepping in as Chel & Riley’s pal Sagon and for the spooking the children with the sound effects. And finally, a warm, humble thanks goes out to my good friend Julie aka Chel for putting together this reunion.