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Illuminating the Past – Willowbrook Cemetery Lantern Tour!
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The annual autumn lantern tour has woken from a long slumber! Creep through the Willowbrook Cemetery with your lantern and a guide in period costume to explore the final resting places of notable Westporters. Hear stories from the ghosts of a town founder, a theater lover, and an artist.
Meet at Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main St. Westport, near the entrance. Peter Jenning’s book, Buried in Our Past: A Historical Presentation of Westport’s Burial Grounds will be available for purchase for $5. Stay for Halloween refreshments after the tour. Please register by calling the Westport Historical Society at: 203-222-1424, $10/person; $20/family of 4 or more; $5/child or student.
ANNUAL LOT HOLDER'S MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL LOT HOLDER'S MEETING OF THE
WILLOWBROOK CEMETERY ASSOCIATION, INC.
WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 AT 10:30AM
LOCATION: THE WESTPORT INN., 1595 POST ROAD EAST., WESTPORT, CT 06880
FOR THE ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND OTHER MATTERS THE MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE MEETING.
MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING ARE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THE MEETING. - SALLY CADOUX, SECRETARY
CLICK HERE for the Notice of Agenda
CLICK HERE for the Slate of Trustees
In the Spring of 2017, two projects will be initiated to beautify and expand our cemetery.
The Lawn Covered Mausoleum (LCM) will undergo a complete landscape overhaul. Grass will be stripped, the property leveled and all markers will be reset in a uniformed manner. Additionally, the shrubbery which surrounds the perimeter of the section, will be removed to provide a more open feel.
We apologize to those families in advance who will be affected by this, as there will be short periods of time when the section will be closed for entry.
The walkway will be installed either in the fall of 2017 or the spring of 2018. We will also beautify this section with shrubbery, a flagpole and benches to sit for reflection.
2. Expansion of Section 14
Willowbrook has contracted to clear the right section of the undeveloped Section 14 to accommodate more than 100 additional graves.
This portion of Section 14 will be slated for non-denominational/non-sectarian burials.
UPDATE: The expansion is now available for retail. Please check with our sales office for availability, as half of the property has been sold in a matter of a month!
May 27, 2017 - Westport, Conn.
The Board of Trustees and Management of Willowbrook Cemetery would like to extend their thanks to the local Boy Scouts of America, Local Troop 39!
The troop came out in force to canvass our expansive property to place American Flags on the graves of our residents who served our great Nation!
We look forward seeing you all next year!