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Posted: 10/09/13

Cemetery Walk and SAC Beer Tasting
to be the same day as Harvest Day

by DENNIS A. SETTER
Observer Managing Editor

      Harvest Day in Romeo is packed with events from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. thanks to the Merchants, Restaurants and Professionals (MRP) association but if you're looking for more to do on Oct. 12 you will find it.
       The annual Cemetery Walk at the Romeo Cemetery on 32 Mile Road is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. The walk is sponsored by the Romeo Historical Society (RHS).
       Costumed characters will greet you at the graves of Civil War veterans and early Romeo settlers with stories to tell about their lives in the area.
       Tickets are now available at Town Hall Antique Mall Cafe at 205 N. Main St., Two Romeo Girls at 220 N. Main St. and Connelly's Creations at 175 S. Main St. Tickets are $9, and $5 for RHS and Greater Washington Area Historical Society members. Seniors and students are also $5.
       Parking is available at the Malburg Funeral Home on 32 Mile Road and at the Romeo High School, located west of the cemetery.
       Tours start at the bandstand inside the cemetery gate. Cider and donuts will be served and maps can be picked up there.
       "This is an event supporting Harvest Day, supporting the museum and gives a taste of local history that people wouldn't normally be exposed to," said Sue Kane, RHS president and Cemetery Walk coordinator.
       A portion of the ticket price will also go to help with the perpetual care of the cemetery.
       No tickets will be sold inside the cemetery. All ticket sales will be at the stores mentioned above.
       The evening will be given to the Starkweather Art Center (SAC) that is holding its second annual Harvest Moon Beer Tasting event from 6-9 p.m.
       The event is being billed as food, froth and friends and will feature craft beers, food and artwork for viewing, said Grace Venet, SAC board member.
       "We have some awesome craft beers that were selected for us by Romeo's Party Store, which is also where you can purchase tickets," said Venet.
       Tickets are available at the Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce, 228 N. Main St., the Starkweather center, 219 N. Main St. and Romeo's Party Store, 70951 Van Dyke.
       Price of the tickets is $25 per person or two for $40.
       "Spend quality time with your children during the day . . . and have food and adult conversation at night," said Carol Humphries, MRP president, who had her sentence finished by Venet.


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