The Friends of the Tarleton Dick Smith Library and the Stephenville Historical House Museum will host the 11th annual visit to the past at the West End Cemetery on Sunday.
Those attending will return to Stephenville and Erath County’s history through the lives of those pioneers who settled and built our community.
In short skits actors will entertain attendees by portraying men and women from our county’s colorful World War I heritage. The Great War celebrates the 100th anniversary of armistice this year. Historical characters will includeTuscania survivor Quince Golightly and his sister Grace Driver; WWI nurse Lucy Hennigan (best known for her role as Tarleton and Stephenville ISD nurse); Gold Star tour participants Rose Emma Boyd and widow Ethel Bird; Erath County’s first WWI draftee, H. Grady Perry; and Tarleton Coach W.J. Wisdom. Sweet Memories Ladies Barbershop Group will perform the afternoon’s musical introduction. Local actors will be Jim and Katrina Hinson, Lori LaRue, M.J. Loyd, Jim Perry, Ed Tober, and Sheran Weible. Costuming is provided by the Tarleton Theatre Department.
The 2018 Spirit Walk is dedicated to Erath County’s WWI heroes.
There will be two performances on Sunday; 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 per person with proceeds benefitting both sponsors.
A special 10th year program, featuring photographs and biographies of previous subjects is available for $5 per copy. Also available is county-wide publication listing all known World War I veterans buried in Erath County.
Those attending are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, hats and sunscreen. A folding chair may be brought but must be moved from station to station. Water will be provided and there are no restrooms at the cemetery. Parking is available across from the cemetery on Lillian Street.
In the event of inclement weather, the Cemetery Walk will be postponed until spring 2019.
For more information, call Glenda Stone at 254-967-4955.