Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's a Cemetery Scavenger Hunt!



If you live in northeast Ohio (or even if you don’t, and you’re looking for a road trip) and you’re searching for something interesting and unusual to do this weekend, check out the Cemetery Scavenger Hunt!



The tour begins at 1 pm on Sunday, August 22, at Erie Street Cemetery, 2254 East 9th Street. That’s right across the street from Progressive Field, where the Indians play. I’m proud to say I’m hosting at Erie Street this year, and I can promise you some interesting experiences. For one thing, Erie St. is the oldest cemetery in Cleveland, and includes graves of many of the area’s earliest pioneers. Your "challenge" at Erie Street will be to visit the graves of 12 special residents and fill out a crossword puzzle with clues provided by the headstones. In the process, you’ll meet a musician from the Civil War, a man who devoted his life to making Cleveland a better place, and one special fellow with the intriguing nickname of "Machine Gun Jefferson."



When you finish at Erie Street, you can head over to Woodland Cemetery (6901 Woodland Avenue) where you’ll receive another challenge and have to find eight clues on eight different graves.



The festivities go on, rain or shine, and there are prizes and raffles, too. This fundraiser is sponsored by the Woodland Cemetery Foundation and the Monroe Street Cemetery Foundation and your $15 entry fee is fully tax-deductible.



For more information, contact Michelle Day at 216-319-2081 or visit
http://www.wcfcle.org/



This is a wonderful chance to explore two of the city’s most interesting and historic cemeteries, and to learn more about the lives of the people who settled here on the north coast. See you there!

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Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

That sounds like an interesting way to tour a couple of interesting cemetaries. Unfortunatley, Hawai'i is a little afar away from Ohio. Could you tell us readers who can't go how it went? {Hopeful Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

Casey said...

Of course I'll give you a full report. I'm actually trying to think of a way to let blog readers to a "virtual" hunt. We'll see if it works!

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Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

Thanks Casey. I'll be loking forward to that. {Smile}

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