The Twentieth Star chapter of the DAR presents the 3rd annual cemetery tour “If Tombstones Could Talk” on Sunday, March 29th at Oaklawn Cemetery, Hardy St in Hattiesburg.

This is a fun and educational preview of ten local personalities  revealing their contributions to Hattiesburg and the surrounding area.

The 10 honorees this year include our first mayor, Oliver Perry Hazard Jones, portrayed by our current mayor, Toby Barker; a 19th amendment advocator and woman responsible for getting the amendment ratified in MS, Carrie Cochran Askew, portrayed by Councilwoman Mary Dryden; a MS Hall of Famer  Sam Hall, who still holds the distinction of the only HHS athlete to letter in all sports offered; and Mack Doherty, an Irish policeman and avid fight fan who was instrumental in recruiting the Sullivan-Killrain fight in Hattiesburg.  He actually built the rink for this famous fight!

Tours begin on the half hour from 2 until 4pm, last group starting at 3:30.

Tickets are $10 each with discounted $5 tickets offered to students with valid id.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information please contact
Carey Sullivan Nichols   mcsnichols@hotmail.com

Tina Bradley Byrd   tinabradleybyrd0606@comcast.net

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