Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Tombstone Trick or Treat event in Lone Fir Cemetery last Saturday! We hope you had as much fun as we did.
About 3,500 people — children and adults — wandered the Cemetery, we gave out 6,500 pieces of candy, and in addition to our merchandise sales, we received about $300 in donations. Several hundred people stopped by our information tent to ask questions about Lone Fir Cemetery, including a few descendants of Colburn Barrell, and more than 50 of you expressed interest in volunteering for Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery next year. And we will definitely be in touch soon!
We also want to thank everyone from Metro who joined us for the day including Matt, Noel, and especially Lupine, who not only arranged for us to borrow equipment, but personally delivered it herself!
We had an immense array of children and adults show up in costume: ghosts and goblins, witches, warlocks, and wizards (including representatives from every house of Hogwarts), sea creatures, dinosaurs, shoes, video games, superheroes and comic book characters, hobbits, historical figures, jungle animals, and just about every other person, place, or thing you imaginable.
Thank you and thank you again. We planned a little event that we though might attract several hundred or a thousand people. We were absolutely floored to see over double that number arrive (even if we did run out of candy a couple times). You brought an afternoon of life and laughter to the cemetery and its residents
We hope to see you again in the future at tour, headstone cleaning workshop, or other event. Please leave us comments, suggestions or other feedback, and if you took any photos on Saturday, we would love to see them!
If you are interested in joining Friends of Lone Fir, please join us for our Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
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