BURIED TREASURE GRAVESIDE TALES
Meet Early Residents of Greenwood at Historical Society’s Fifth Annual Event
Greenwood is a small town full of big personalities and it seems that has always been the case. The South Sebastian County Historical Society’s annual Buried Treasure event is a fascinating and fun look at the rich history of Greenwood.
Greenwood Mayor Doug Kinslow, shown here at the 2012 event, will honor WWII scout and Bronze Star recipient Clarence LaFleur.
The fifth annual Buried Treasure Graveside Tales will be held Sunday, October 11 at 2 PM, rain or shine, at the historic Civil War era Mt. Harmony Cemetery, southeast of the city on Mt. Harmony Road. Area re-enactors in period costume will portray historical personalities, according to organizer Donna Goldstein. Through their characterizations, visitors will develop an appreciation for their significant contributions and learn a little history in an entertaining way.
Heather Burns portrays her grandmother at the 2013 event.
“The portrayals are done with warmth and humor,” says Goldstein, “and the content is appropriate for all ages.” The event is free, though the Historical Society welcomes donations. Proceeds will go to the South Sebastian County Historical Society’s fund for restoration of abandoned area cemeteries. There will be some seating graveside for those who require it.
For more information, call the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce: 479-996-6357.
Directions from Fort Smith: 71 South, exit 10 Spur east at Greenwood, travel east to light at Mt. Harmony Road, turn right (south), travel 3.2 miles. Turn right at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church. From Booneville: Highway 10 to Greenwood, turn left at Mt. Harmony Road. Travel 3.2 miles to Mt. Harmony Baptist Church.