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Always a  popular event, the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society presents their 9th bi-annual Cemetery Walk, featuring several interesting Arcadia residents portrayed at their grave sites in the Newark Cemetery on North Main Street.
The historic cemetery is “coming alive” on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 16 and 17 with three performances nightly, at 6, 7, and 8 p.m., rain or shine.  Parking is available across the street at Wayne Warehouse.  A special performance will take place inside the Newark-Arcadia museum on Sunday, October 18 at 7 p.m.

 Spirits portrayed- Dr. Edwin York founder of the Newark Hospital, played by Dr. Fred Hicks and his son George York , played by Ed Pecoy, will be accompanied by Trudy Hicks as she portrays Dr. York’s nurse, Jennette Faas York

Frank J. Baltzel, portrayed by Lyle Bean, was the popular owner of a soda bar and candy store, favorite hangout for teens. Village clerk, Mayor, Postmaster, he was one of Newark’s busiest citizens.

Curtis C. Scofield, who started in business in 1914 on East Union St. will be portrayed by John Zornow. “Curt” Scofield was a self made man and entrepreneur who get into the automobile business  in its infancy and helped to make Newark a successful community.

Stephen Keener was a Civil War Veteran who returned to Newark and founded the Newark Planing Mill on Harrison St., later Caves Lumber. Keener designed and built many of Newark’s businesses and fine homes. Frank Russell will portray Mr. Keener.

Mary Flynn Miller was the daughter if Irish immigrants, a woman ahead of her time. She was the first woman Supt. of a canning company and ran the Edgett Burnham Co. plant from 1889 to 1911. Elaine Bean will be Mrs. Miller.

Karen L. Vanderbrook is proudly portraying her own grandmother, Julia Vanderbrook,  a homemaker who raised her family in Marbletown. We will learn more about Marbletown and the trials and tribulations of rural living in the early 1900’s.

R.E. Morse, played by the Rev. Kirk Baker, is entombed in the cemetery’s mausoleum, built 100 years ago. Mr. Morse was a Newark clothing merchant and later a druggist.

Linda Stevenson as Eliza Whitmore,  will stand by the graves of her two sons, lost in the Civil War and will also help our walkers experience the loss of our President, Abraham Lincoln, as his funeral train travels through Newark.
Tickets for the walk are priced at $7.00 per person or $15.00 for a family. Refreshments will be served. 
For more information call 315-331-6409.


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