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Plymouth Character Walk Draws Record Crowd

Walk through cemetery revealed Plymouth history for nearly 200 attendees.

This year's Plymouth Character Walk, held Saturday at Riverside Cemetery was a hit ths year, according to Plymouth Historical Museum officials, who counted a record-setting 198 attendees.

Courtney Bledsoe at the museum said attendees found the event engaging and informative, and the weather cooperative, making for a cool evening at the historic graveyard. She said it demonstrated the fun of Halloween, with cemeteries becoming fun and historic instead of dark and spooky.

According to Bledsoe, attendees were divided up into small groups of 15, then followed a map of the cemetery, which marked special grave sites.

Bledsoe said there also was a great interest in the characters depicted this
year. George and Amelia Starkweather drew interest as always, she said, being so well-known in the community. Albert Stevens' new gravestone also drew interest, and Janet Burns, the museum’s bookkeeper, came across a couple of
people who actually had known Helen Farrends, the character she portrayed, when Farrends was alive.

Bledsoe said the walk, which lasted a little more than an hour, ended with a warm cup of cider and doughnuts, provided by the of Plymouth.

TJP1071 November 01, 2011 at 06:14 PM
This sounds great. I wish I would have went!

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