RE: “Minden Cemetery Historic Ghost Walk Tour”
FROM: Schelley Brown, Event organizer
Location: Old Minden Cemetery off Pine St. on Bayou Avenue in Minden, La.
Contact #: (318) 423-0192 Cell
Web site: www.mindencemetery.blogspot.com
Date: November 8th, 2008
Time: Noon – last tour starts at 3 p.m.
Mailing address: Schelley Brown 508 East & West St. Minden, La. 71055
The 5th Annual 2008 Minden Cemetery Ghost Walk
Don’t miss the 5th annual Ghost Walk that will be held in conjunction with Veterans Day weekend, Saturday November 8th, 2008, this year promises to be the biggest and best to date. The tour will begin at Noon with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. and lasting a little over an hour. (In the event of rain one performance will take place at the Dorcheat Historical Museum located at 116 Pearl Street at 1:00 P.M.) The annual tour in its fifth year this year is expected to double the number of visitors that attended in 2007 from a vast area. Schelley Brown, tour organizer, said, “Last year at noon, people began to line up in anticipation of being the first to see the living history tours.” The 2007 tour brought people to Minden from North Carolina, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska to see their ancestors portrayed. Brown estimated that the crowd has doubled in size from year to year and doubles the amount of money raised for the Cemetery Association, a non profit organization that was formed many years ago to help maintain the perpetual care of one of Minden’s oldest burial places.
This year we will have all new Ghosts and all new history lessons from many new actors and actresses in period costume portraying Minden’s past leading citizens. You will definitely get a lot of entertainment and a lot of history in this year’s tour. It’s as if you are stepping back in time as you listened to the stories being told. It’s an amazing sight to behold as your tour guide escorts you to each historical scene. Many of the tour sites this year will include historical props to go along with the history being told. In a little over an hour, you can see Confederate soldiers along with early business leaders, teachers, doctors and politicians. This is a rare opportunity to learn about our past community leaders, citizens and history of our town. Ghost Walk teaches you how Minden’s women and men endured through great hardships and strived to overcome great obstacles to make our town what it is today.
“We hope to have some extra treats for our visitors this year,” Brown stated. “With many new stops this year, it will be hard to pick your favorite.” Brown also stated that she could not do any of this without all the talented people and guides who volunteer their time and efforts to make this annual tour a huge success. The members of the Minden Cemetery board also want to thank the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Dorcheat Historical Association Museum and the Minden Historic Residential Association for their support of this event. If you missed the tour last year, you don’t want to miss it next year. For more information on the Minden Cemetery located on Bayou Avenue and the annual tour, visit http://www.mindencemetery.blogspot.com/ or you can contact Schelley Brown at 318-423-0192 or firstname.lastname@example.org .