Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cemetery Ceremony 1994

In 1994, some twenty-three years ago, community leaders and historians got together to put on a live theater presentation of the history of Covington on an unusual stage, that being within the fences of the Covington Cemetery. 

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Pat Clanton (pictured below) and Carol Jahncke introduced the idea of the "Whisperings of the Past" cemetery production, bringing together the many people who would help make it happen, particularly the actors. They met under the large oaks on the city hall grounds planning for the presentation. She played the part of her great grandmother from Ireland.

 "The event was a huge success, and I can remember that it closed with someone in the cemetery playing 'taps.' It was dusk and a full silver moon was rising," Mrs. Clanton recalled. "It was a sight I will never forget."

 In 1988, an earlier Cemetery Tour was part of the city's 175th anniversary program.

And from another performance year...

A number of local citizens turned out to support the restoration of the cemetery.

One of the actors who presented the life stories of the honored

The organizers

Music was offered


The actors for the cemetery tour portrayals

Another Whisperings from the Past event was held in 2013 to mark the Covington Bicentennial Commemorative festivities

Way back in 1926...

See also:

A Walk Through Covington History

Covington City Cemetery