Postponement: Due to the weather and how it has affected the cemetery, the 2018 Cemetery Walk has been postponed until the 21st of October.
The Cemetery Walk is the perfect time to stretch your legs and learn about some little-known history of Johnson County. During this yearly event, visitors tour a Johnson Co. cemetery and learn the ins and outs of the lives of a select group of people who are buried there. This year’s Walk will be held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. Tours start every 30 minutes.
- Bring a flashlight! Lights will be at every grave and with every tour guide, but the majority of this event is held after dark and the light you’ll have to see by is the light you bring.
- The closest public restroom to the grave is the McDonald’s located at 675 Pacha Pkwy (about a four minute drive or 30 minute walk from the cemetery).
- The last tour will be at 7:30 p.m.
An additional tour will be offered by local Grave Topics instructor Laurie Taylor. She will be speaking on headstone symbols. The tour will run throughout the night. It’s 15-20 minutes long and will start at the old cemetery gate at the top of the hill.
Volunteers Needed: If you’d like to volunteer as a Tour Guide, please email the Event Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or if you have any questions. Your duties would be simple: guide a tour group from grave to grave.