Lantern Tour Classic To Benefit Nonprofit Cemetery
"There is a lot of history in this cemetery," noted Mount Bethel Cemetery board member Claire Storm. The cemetery dates from the 1720s, and it is known as the oldest burial ground in continual use in the Columbia area.
Board members hope to highlight the history of the cemetery with a dash of Halloween excitement during the upcoming Haunted Lantern Tour Classic.
The cemetery, located at 700 Locust St., Columbia, will make a suitably spooky site for the tour, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 24. Tours will be conducted every half hour beginning at 7 p.m., with the last tour setting out at 10 p.m. The tour will last approximately one hour.
Tickets are available by calling 684-6196. Tour size is limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible.