Heritage Council to host dinner with the departed

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By Kelly Richardson

By KELLY RICHARDSON krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

ELIZABETHTOWN — Those looking for an interesting history lesson will be able to get a glimpse of ghosts of Elizabethtown’s past on Saturday.

The fifth annual Dinner with the Dearly Departed will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Elizabethtown City Cemetery. Attendants will have dinner and watch as some of Elizabethtown’s past residents come to life and tell their stories, and talk about what life in Elizabethtown was like during their lifetimes.

This year’s event will feature a Union soldier and Emily Todd Helm, among others, said Dana Beth Lyddan, executive director of the council.

The original idea for the event came from an Elizabethtown Heritage Council board member, who saw something similar done in Woodford County, Lyddan said.

So far, 93 people have bought tickets to the event, which are $20, she said.

“I just think it’s unusual,” she said. “People like unusual.”

Back Home will provide the food, and Brown Funeral Home is the sponsor for the event, she said.

The event provides another way for people to learn about the city’s past, Lyddan said.

“It’s a different way to view history,” she said.

Those who would like to purchase a ticket can contact the Heritage Council at (270) 234-8258. Lyddan said they usually only serve 100 for the event.

Kelly Richardson can be reached at (270) 505-1747.