CARDINGTON —The second annual Glendale Cemetery Tour was held Sunday, Oct. 15, and rain did not deter the 131 people who attended.
They visited the grave sites of six of Cardington’s home town heroes where their lives were portrayed by local residents. Visitors also learned the the history of the Civil War Monument.
Proceeds from the tour are directed to the repair of the monument, cost is estimated to be $35,000. A total of $800 was generated from the Sunday tour.
This year’s heroes were Rex Jenkins, portrayed by Patrick Drouhard; J S. Peck, portrayed by John Wallis; Lillian James, by Emily Levings; Sandy Sanderson, by Don Burdsall, Ward Conaway by his son, Phil Conaway and Adah Click Fricke by her great granddaughter, Christina Yoho.
The monument history was given by Sonny Grooms and Andrew Schoppelrei.
Tour guides were Colin and Katie Hansen, Mary Zastudil, Darlene Wallace, Becky Drouhard, Nancy Burdsall, Vickie Ullom, Jack and Jane Edgell, Dan Robinson, Monty Maceyko and Mike Wilson.
Handling traffic were Kelly Lawrence, Paul Jenny, Donna Carver and Wyatt Etgen.
Refreshments were provided by Lisa Brake, realtor. The Gleaners sold tickets and Jack and Jane Edgell designed costumes and furnished props.
This tour is sponsored by Friends of Cardington. Members of the History tour committee are LeaAnn Maceyko, Michelle Cope Fleming, Troy and Dawn Ruehrmund, Jane Edgell, Diana McClure and Evelyn Long.