Volunteer Opportunities for the tour
If you'd like to volunteer on the tour day, Click here. Otherwise signup sheets are just outside the fellowship hall.
We'll be opening reservations on Tuesday, September 3rd. More information on making reservations will be posted then.
Gathering pictures and volunteers
Want to help with this years living cemetery tour? There are two big ways to be part of the experience!
1. Help us find more stories and pictures of the saints. Please drop them off in the file folder in the church office or email Scott Walcker (contact info at right sidebar). Put your name on them so we can get them back to you! Here’s the list of the saints on this years tour.
• A. B. Walfrid
• Doris Booren
• Selma & Nathan Lindgren
• Jean Miller
• Floyd Sandgren & Harry Onsager
• Wayne Erickson
• Peter Magnus Nelson
2. Volunteer to help on Sunday, September 15th, the tour day! We have lots of ways you can help! We need docents, greeters, people to setup and take down chairs in the cemetery, kitchen help for the light lunch that will be served.
Volunteer signup sheets will be posted on the wall outside of the fellowship hall or contact Scott Walcker, 651 592-3349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Committee Meets
On Thursday the planning committee met and started to partition tasks and things we need to do leading up to the tour. Later in August, we'll also be posting "volunteer opportunities" for those who would like to help on the day of the tour. We will need docents, greeters, people to setup and take down chairs in the cemetery, help with the light lunch etc. After Labor day we'll be taking reservations for the flights.
We are having a "fireman's" night, Wednesday August 21st at 6:30 in the church. If you have stories, pictures or information on the early Scandia fire department (or Floyd Sandgren or Harry Onsager specifically) please come and share your information!
One thing we can really use are pictures of the saints... As kids, at play, family, adult, working etc. We'd prefer digital pictures but if you want to drop some off in the "saints" filebox in the church office, we'll either use them in the fellowship hall display on the day of the tour or scan them and print them out. Please put your name, contact info etc on the back so we can get them back to you.
Behind the Scenes this Summer
We've been working throughout the summer arranging actors to portray the saints... Here's the final list
Saint Lived Portrayed by
Wayne Erickson 1937 - 1992 Dan Schuldt
AB Walfrid 19?? - 1977 Jim Walfrid
Floyd Sandgren 1910 - 1992 Don Sandgren
Harry Onsager 1907 - 1974 Dean Sjoquist
Selma Lindgren 1902 - 1988 Suzanne Lindgren
Nathan Lindgren 1898 - 1998 Matt Damman
Doris Booren 1915 - 1985 Carissa Brown
Jean Miller 1929 - 2016 Kathy Korus
Peter Magnus Nelson 1834 - 1924 Jim Norman
Isaac Nelson* 1889 - 1918 yet to be named...
*We may just have his father (Peter above) tell about his life.
Now we're turning our attention towards preparing for the tour day on September 15th. The tour will have ten flights of visitors. The first flight will depart around 11:00. There will be approximately 15 visitors in each flight. We will open reservations on September 3rd. Information on making reservations will be posted here. You can also call the church office (651 433-2723) for more information on how to register.
Flights will depart from the fellowship hall. As visitors wait or return from their flight a light lunch served from 11:00 to 2:30. There will also be a display of photos and memorabilia featuring the saints.
There will be a host of volunteer opportunities! Sign up sheets will be posted at church after Labor Day. You can also contact Scott Walcker at 651 592-3349 or send an email to email@example.com if you're interested in volunteering. We need you!
Living Cemetery Director & Cemetery Committee Chair