Tony Crocamo was the winner of our “Courage” Story Slam, and was the first storyteller this season to receive perfect scores from the judges! Tony told of how he enlisted during the Vietnam War not because he believed the conflict was right, but because in his words, he “didn't have the courage not to.” Tony’s story shows that it takes courage to resist and take a stand for what you believe. Tony's story won him the prized pint glass and earned him a spot in the 2019 Grand Slam!
Our “Courage” Story Slam was a night of emotional and moving stories with everything from the courage of a young girl facing multiple heart surgeries to the courage it takes to face your fears. Some stories required great courage on the part of the storyteller while other stories recounted courage demonstrated by others. Justin Oberholtzer told a story about the lasting effects of bullying and mental health. John Teske told the story of his father’s courageous decision to attend a civil rights protest in Selma, Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and Georgine Wood told the story of how she overcome a speech impediment.
Thanks to all our storytellers, the judges, and everyone who came out to laugh, applaud, and be part of our storytelling community. Big thanks to our emcee Luanne Sims who provided some much needed comedic relief.
Our next Story Slam is themed "WTF?" and will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd. We’ve been selling out, so make sure to save the date and order your tickets online in advance!
Check out Tony Crocamo’s winning story below. To watch other stories told on the night, click on over to the Lancaster Story Slam YouTube Channel.