A Grave Affair

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The St. John’s Historic Cemetery Association will present “A Grave Affair” from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Thibodaux.

The production will feature actors portraying character buried in the cemetery and others who played major roles in the church’s history.

Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served in the parish hall. Music ranging from Broadway show tunes to gospel will be played in the church house.

St. John’s was founded in 1843 and built in 1844. It is the oldest Episcopal Church west of the Mississippi River.

The cemetery holds the bodies of well-known figures such as Francis T. Nicholls, namesake of the Nicholls State University; George Guion, who donated the land for the church and cemetery; and James Frost, who built the church.

The event is sponsored by Capital One Bank.

Tickets are $50, with all proceeds going to restoring and maintaining the cemetery. They can be purchased at the church. Call Murray Dennis at 985-446-0270 for more information.