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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • The Dearly Departed Players present annual cemetery tour

  • Join the Dearly Departed Players on a historic walk through the Dunmore Cememtery on Sunday, Oct. 7 and 14, beginning at 2 p.m.
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  • The Dunmore Cemetery Tour is a wonderful walk through our history presented by the Dearly Departed Players.
    Costumed interpreters tell stories of our past in vignettes along the tour route - join us as we stroll through the past and visit with those who helped make our heritage.
    This year we received a Lackawanna County Arts Grant for our work in the cemetery.
    The tours this year will take place Oct. 7 and 14, at 2 p.m., Cemetery Gates, 400 Church St., Dunmore. Admission is free.
    Arrive early to view photos of famous cemeteries and graves by local photographer, Dorothy Loney, hear poetry read with a cemetery twist, and mingle with some of the Dearly Departed Players.
    There will be "Dinner with the Dearly Departed Players" immediately following the Oct. 7 Dunmore Cemetery Tour sponsored by the Dunmore Historical Society.
    Join the Dearly Departed Players for the tour and then go to the Dunmore Community Center at 1400 Monroe Avenue to enjoy a lovely funeral dinner. Take outs will be available. Cost is $8.00.
    For tickets contact the Dunmore Historical Society at 558-1060. All proceeds benefit the Society.
    The Dearly Departed players are a group of 14 Lackawanna County residents who have been meeting for the last eight years to recreate moments in our past and bring our local history to light.
    Under the direction of historical interpreter/author, Julie Esty, this group of performers begin rehearsals in July and work through October to bring this gift to the community.
    We do not charge for our services.
    Among our ranks we have not only historical interpreters but singers, musicians and thespians who have performed for many years locally, nationally and internationally.
    We currently have a facebook page under "The Dunmore Cemetery Tour." We have over 280 likes for our page.
    Please feel free to peruse our page which is full of tour info, funeral, cemetery, and historical information.
    The tour last year had, over the two weekends, over 1,000 people come and see us perform.
    If you have any questions about us or need to contact someone, please feel free to contact Julie Esty at 344-3819 or me, Wendy Belaski at 335-7409.

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