'Dinner with the Dearly Departed' brings history to life

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Program features catered meal, presenters in cemetery

By The Staff

“Dinner with the Dearly Departed” will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, in Elizabethtown City Cemetery. The meal will be provided by Shoney’s and the sponsor again is Brown Funeral Home.

The event, held among the tombstones, will feature a catered meal and living history from some of the cemetery’s prominent residents.

“It’s something different, a unique way to bring Elizabethtown’s history to life, no pun intended,” said Heritage Council Director Dana Beth Lyddan.

The hosts for the evening will include Robert Wintersmith, Samuel Beale Thomas, Katie Hotopp Cates, Dr. Robert Pusey, Philip Arnold and Aunt Beck Hill.  Several surprises will be uncovered.

During dinner, the “dead” will come to the head table to discuss their lives and times on earth in Elizabethtown.

Tickets are $20 and reservations must be received in advance. For tickets, call 234-8258.