Despite the cold and rainy weather, the recent event, “A Night at the Historic Washington Cemetery, Where History Comes Alive,” was a wonderful success.
Organizers thanked everyone who came out for the evening and all of those who chose to portray notable figures, buried at Washington Cemetery.
Volunteers included Melissa Upthegrove as Hattie Jackson, Chris McAndrew as Mills Gardner, Tom Bailey as Clarence Christman, Jim Simpson as B.E. Kelley, Louis Reid as Tut Jackson, Holly Cluxton representing both Clara and Mary Mark, Paul Sands as George Blackburn, Bob Russell as Jess Smith, Creg and Cheryl Stockwell as Dr. Henry and Susan Judy, Josh Cartwright as Smith Welch, Paul LaRue speaking about the work he did on Soldiers Row, Sheriff Vernon Stanforth as Harry Daugherty, Donald Moore as Morris Sharp, and Bev Mullen speaking about Harold LeFever.
Event organizers also thanked the sponsors, Carriage Court Assisted Living and Fayette County Travel and Tourism and the many people who helped with the success of this event: Beford Ford, Steve Cluxton with American Slate and Tile, Tony Arnold, Brian Finney, Keith Eckles with Marquis Construction, Don and Sara Creamer, the City of Washington employees Rankin Kirkpatrick, Chad Elliott and Ron Sockman, Steve Luebbe with the Fayette County Engineers Office, Brenda Hull with Court House Manor, Holly Cottrill with Heartland Hospice, Jeff Romine, Angie Tackett with Senior Life Solutions, Jolinda VanDyke with Fayette County Travel and Tourism, Clyde Fyffe and Beth McCane with Carriage Court Assisted Living.
All proceeds from this event are being donated to the Fayette County Historical Society.