Willowbrook Cemetery Lantern Tour 2006

October 22nd, 2006

All Day

Sunday October 22, 2006

Eleventh generation Westporter Peter Jennings, author of “Buried in Our Past”, led over 80 people on a tour of Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport at 395 Main Street. The tour included young actors from Staples Players portraying people who played an important role in Westport’s history, and included: Armina Marshall (married to Lawrence Langer), Morris Ketchum, Sr., Robert Gault, Lloyd Nash, Esther Downes and James Earle Fraser. Visitors enjoyed fresh warm mulled cider, pumpkin muffins, pretzels and sweet treats. Tom Hanford performed music both before and after the event. The hayride on the back of an open trailer was a great way to end the tour and everyone piled onto the back and rode through the cemetery roads being pulled by a tractor. There was lots of singing and smiles aboard the trailer.

The WHS thanks Harding Funeral Home for sponsoring this program.

Photos by Dave Matlow