The seventh annual Cemetery Walk at the Ephraim Moravian Cemetery will take place Sept. 11, rain or shine. There will be two tours at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Tickets are required and will be handed out immediately before the tours. Tickets are free, but limited to the first 70 people at the 1 pm tour.
Sponsored by the Ephraim Moravian Church and the Ephraim Historical Foundation, this year’s walk features six people who were an important part of Ephraim’s history, portrayed by local citizens, three who are descendants of the people they portray. They are Warren Thorp Davis (portrayed by Rob Davis III), Hulda Seiler Knudson (Linda Knudson Carey), Helen Hoeppner Sohns (Karen Sohns Ekberg), Peder Weborg (Niles Weborg), Hollis Wilson (Rev. Ken Carlson) and Petie Borg Wilson (Sherry Moore). Each, in appropriate costume, will stand next in the cemetery where they rest and tell about his or her life in Ephraim. There will be photos, artifacts and refreshments located at the church, 9970 Moravia.
The cemetery is located at the corner of Willow and South Norway, with continuous trolley service between the cemetery, Moravian Church, and additional parking areas at the Bethany Lutheran Church and behind the Ephraim fire station on North Norway Road. There is a small amount of parking at the cemetery for those with limited mobility. The program is free (donations accepted). In case of rain, the presenters will speak in the sanctuary of the Ephraim Moravian Church.