The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

September 15, 2013

Meet your forebearers Sept. 22 in Athens

By Jean Cole
jean@athensnews-courier.com

— More than a dozen characters from the city’s past will be portrayed during this year’s Athens City Cemetery Historical Walking Tour on Sept. 22.

This yearly trip back in time, titled “Looking for A Few Good Ghosts,” will include several actors who are direct descendants of the persons they are portraying.

The free event is from 2 to 5 p.m. at the cemetery.

“Come on out after lunch and enjoy hearing about the people who created Athens,” said 1st Lt. Cmdr. Buzz Estes of the Hobbs Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, who is also an actor in the tour.

“We always welcome new characters, especially those portrayed by direct descendants,” Estes said. “We have about a dozen of those.”

The tour is a combined effort of the Hobbs Camp, the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association and the city of Athens Cemetery Department.