|Ghost Walk 2009|
Saturday November 14th was a great day for history buffs from across the country. “Ghost Walk” organizer Schelley Brown stated, “At 11:30, I knew we were going to have record crowds. We already had folks lined up at the gates waiting for the first tour! We probably had 100 people in the first hour. For several weeks prior to the event, I had received calls from California to Texas from the many people that were planning their trips. This event generated quite a lot of money for the parish with overnight lodging, food and gas. We had one family the “Fuller-White family that planned a family reunion just for this event. They had nearly 40 family members travel to Minden to visit the cemetery and to see Janice Mourad portray their ancestor Alma Bright Fuller. This one family alone brought in visitors from California, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, and Virginia. We had many more guests this year than ever before from out of town and many that had never attended a Ghost Walk in the past. I think this was the best one yet. Of course we had some superb actors and actresses again this year. I had quite a few people that commented on the performance of the legendary Judge Harmon Drew and his wonderful wife Mrs. Jean Drew. Their portrayal of Richard Cleveland Drew and Katie Caldwell Drew was an added treat for everyone! All the people that come together to make Ghost Walk a success need to be thanked, because I can’t do it without all of them; John Agan for his extensive knowledge of our parish history, all the actors and actresses, the Son’s Of Confederate Veterans T.M. Scott Camp # 1604, the many volunteers that come to help me the day of the event, Mr. Larry Tims, the Minden Press Herald, The Minute Magazine and of course the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau for their help and advertising grant money. I am looking forward to a bigger and better event next year.”
The tours went off without a hitch, with the help of a group of AmeriCorps volunteers that led the groups from stop to stop. The event seemed to be a big hit with everyone that attended. The added extra golf carts donated by Fairway Carts and Mr. Larry Tims were a big hit with those that were not able to walk the one hour tour. DVD’s are available at the Dorcheat Museum located at 116 Pearl Street for $10 if you missed this years tour. For more information on the Minden Cemetery go to www.mindencemetery.blogspot.com or call Schelley Brown at 423-0192.