Our Town Tuscola: Cemetery walks coming back

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TUSCOLA, Ill. (WCIA) — In a very old cemetery, there are a lot of stories to be told. You’ll be able to hear some of them during a cemetery walk.

Cemetery walks are coming back to Tuscola Township Cemetery. Kim Higgins helped run them several years ago.

“It’s not dates when you know the people and families,” she says.

Hundreds of people participated in the walks then, and they’re hoping for a good turnout again. This time, the walks are sponsored by the Douglas County Museum.

“We have tour guides that go around and tell you stories of the people that are there and also they had some kind of live actors as well, sort of dressed the part,” says Anna Miller, the museum’s director.

Those live actors stand by gravestones, and as you pass, they tell the stories of the people buried there. It includes Tuscola’s founding fathers, the founder of Flesor’s Candy Kitchen and notable athletes from the area. Higgins says we shouldn’t forget their history.

“It’s nice to know the stories of those people. They were real people just like us. We get so busy in our lives that we forget all the people who came before us and helped make the community what it is today,” says Higgins.

The walks don’t have a specific date yet, but will likely be in October.

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