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Ghost Walk returns
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October will include a trek back in time, as Heritage Alliance delves into Warren County’s past by offering guided lantern tours through Riverside Cemetery. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

The Riverside Cemetery Ghost Walk is being revived by Heritage Alliance. 

“After years of pandemic challenges, we are rebuilding, trying new ideas inside the museum and returning to fundraising,” said Heritage Alliance vice president Melody Crim. 

First on the list is the Riverside Cemetery Ghost Walk. 

“We have done this particular event several times in the past and it has always been very successful and was enjoyed by Warren County citizens and I am sure some visitors from out of town,” said Crim. 

Slated for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., guided tours begin every 30 minutes. The last one departs at 8 p.m. A Heritage Alliance member will lead groups of people through the cemetery by battery operated lanterns, stopping at certain gravesites where costumed characters will tell that person’s story. 

Casting is underway for Dad Lively, Lucy Virginia French, Col. John H. Savage, William H. Magness, Fletch Woodard, Dr. Thomas Black, Jessie Walling and Sam Houston Brady. Additional characters may be added. Having direct descendants perform would be a plus, but not required. 

“Anyone interested in being a character in the walk, please contact us,” said Crim, who can be reached at 931-259-3470. 

Tickets, available at the event, are $15 per person. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. 

McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved use of Riverside Cemetery for the Heritage Alliance fundraiser.