Seventh graders providing Cemetery Walk
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:08 AM
Spring Grove School will provide a Cemetery Walk in the old Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery (next tot he church) on Sunday, May 20 from 12 until 1 p.m. during the community's Syttende Mai celebration.
The seventh-grade class has been researching some of the founding fathers and mothers of Spring Grove. The students will provide participants with over a dozen short personal perspectives on the early life of Spring Grove.
A cemetery walk is a chance to hear from role players that will speak as if they have returned to life to talk to our modern citizens.
"While many of the people are actually buried in the old cemetery located just north of Trinity Lutheran Church, some of the people portrayed will have been interred elsewhere in the Midwest," explained teacher, Bill Fried.
Spring Grove was a gateway community to many of Norwegian background. Since 1907, many have returned to Spring Grove for its Homecoming celebrations held every 10 years since then.
"On your visit Sunday, you will find some familiar names and stories that made Spring Grove the great small town that it remains today," Fried added.
"So, while you wait for or just after you finish your church dinner in the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, take a stroll outside and learn a bit more of the heritage of this wonderful town."
In case of rain, the role players may perform in the entryways of Trinity Church in Spring Grove.