Oak Hill Cemetery Walk to Feature Historic Figures Oct. 15

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Pontiac, MI – Better Pontiac Community Development Corporation is organizing its second Oak Hill Cemetery Walk. The event is a strolling tour through the historical cemetery that features actors who portray notable individuals of Pontiac’s history.

This event is titled The Pioneers of Pontiac and features a new cast of historical figures who greatly impacted the history of Pontiac’s development. Most notable among these figures is Elisabeth Denison Forth, the first African-American Woman to own property in the United States. Forth owned a portion of the land that later became part of Oak Hill Cemetery. Actors from Pontiac Theatre IV as well as other volunteers will be portraying the historical figures.

Donuts and coffee will be provided to patrons. Pastries have been donated by Avon Donuts, located at 45324 Woodward Ave.

ctechadThe Cemetery Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, with tours at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to restore critical features of the cemetery. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at the door or online at betterpontiac.org. Oak Hill Cemetery is located at 216 University Dr, Pontiac, MI 48342.
Better Pontiac became involved with raising funds with the cemetery when the organization was approached by Nancy Calendine and Larry Keehn, who are dedicated advocates of the restoration of the historical cemetery. Calendine and Keehn hope to raise enough funds to restore the iron fence, repair the mausoleums, and create a memorial for those interred whdaytrip_jacq-n-dianeose headstones are only numerical markers.
For more information on the Cemetery Walk, email inquiry@betterpontiac.org.

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Better Pontiac is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement and promotion of the City of Pontiac. It is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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