Storm Forces City To Postpone Cemetery Walk

The annual Halloween tour of Live Oak Memorial Park scheduled for Thursday night will be postponed because of rain, the city announced.

From Monrovia's Facebook page:

Due to rain, the Cemetery Walk scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7pm will be postponed to Thursday, October 25 or November 8. For additional information, please contact the Department of Community Services at (626) 256-8246.

Gayle M. Montgomery October 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Many cities make similar walks. I enjoy reading obits and walking in old cemeteries from time to time because that's where the real history (pardon me) lies. Please be sure to publish the date of the rescheduled walk when it is confirmed.
NWT October 14, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Sadly, it's sold out. After reading this post I called Community Services to inquire about tickets, but all they have left is a wait list for possible cancelations. Really kind of disappointing, as I was told that the event was advertised in a community services flyer, however I don't recall seeing anything such flyer/ announcement in Monrovia Today. Maybe next year Community Services will list the event on the city's Facebook page or on Patch. Hint hint.
Gayle M. Montgomery October 14, 2012 at 07:38 AM
That's a shame. Thanks for following up NWT. I was just commenting to the grandchildren today that they have such walks and what history you would find, especially since their paternal great-grandmother is buried there. There's a little cemetery in Rosemead, just a blip and you'll miss it. I got out there a couple of times and walked around and saw these wonderful names that tied to street names in the area and read the headstones. My mom is at a cemetery in Glendora, and I like to read tombstones in the old section. On vacation, we went to the Bonaventure Cemetery near Savannah (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) and found wonderful history there. I hope that the next walk is advertised in advance in the Patch, and I'm hoping the City will funnel more of its activities through this medium that serves many Monrovians well. Thanks again.


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