McDONOUGH — A passion for Henry County’s history is driving some local residents to get the word out in advance, about a unique way to link to the past.
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Spirits of McDonough City Cemetery Tour, scheduled for Oct. 20, and Oct. 21, from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The occasion, organized by the McDonough Arts, features a look at the history and heritage of Henry County, through a series of perfomances by people depicting figures from the Civil War through the early 1990s.
A total of 388 tickets were sold for the 2011 tour, said Judy Neal, a coordinator for the event. Due to the success of last year’s tour, a second day has been added for 2012.
“I was quite amazed at the interest that people expressed interest in it,” said Neal. “People are interested in their heritage, and it’s obvious that a lot of the local people could have been related to those who will be featured in the tour ...”
Neal added that a pair of teachers from Henry County’s history will be featured in the tour. Those teachers, Neal added, are Nell Newman and Mary Lou Rodgers.
“We anticipate a big attendance from their former students,” said Neal.
A limited number of tickets are available, and will be sold in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12 and under. Parking for the event will be available at Richard Craig Park, 125 South Zack Hinton Parkway, in McDonough.
To purchase advance tickets, call (404) 660-3813. For more information, visit www.mcdonougharts.net.