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Dozens show for cemetery's grand reopening

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It was a beautiful day outside Sunday. The perfect day for a walk in the park or a cemetery.

The City of Shreveport and the Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society hosted the Oakland Cemetery Fall Family Festival. It's a grand reopening event highlighting recent improvements and renovations at the cemetery, which make it more like a park. Families could take guided tours or hear music given and performed by guides and musicians in 1800's dress. Organizers point out the cemetery's green space make it the perfect setting for park activities. They encourage you to get involved in preserving it by adopting a monument.

Oakland Cemetery is considered the area's oldest garden cemetery.

 

 

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