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Live Oaks and Dead Folks, 2007

The library's fifth annual cemetery tour, Live Oaks and Dead Folks, drew its biggest audience ever. For the two nights of the tour, Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, 2007, the library sold 271 tickets. The actors were Bob Gillespie (pictured at right as Dr. Joseph W. Brown), Mike Ridlen (as John Cassagne), Allison Jones (as Mathilda Tait), Tracey Wegenhoft (as Caroline Delany), Jim Kearney (as J. W. E. Wallace), Laura Ann Rau (as Kate Oakes), Bill Mosley (as Dr. John H. Bowers), Gary Chandler (as Charley Stafford), Paulina Kearney (as Ruth Gillespie), Libby Flint (as Mabel Miller), and Sally Rogers (as Mary Farrar Holland). The guides were Kathy Burris, Pat Gillespie, Diane Callen, Martha Flint, Jake Wegenhoft, and Bill Stein. The gate was manned by Dorothy Albrecht and Patty Simmons. Joe Wegenhoft, Patty Simmons, and Bill Stein set up the cemetery. The Live Oak Art Center loaned the library two dozen lawn chairs for the event. null