Cemetery tour revives at 5 this evening

The 15th Annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour takes its final bow this evening, with performances beginning at 5 and continuing until 7. 

Sunday’s first run of the annual event saw brisk weather with about 750 touring the cemetery to see period-garbed local history buffs portraying some of Biloxi’s most colorful characters to life.

“Feedback from our audiences was positive to the point of glowing,” said Bill Raymond, Biloxi’s Historic Administrator and event chair.  “The cool and sunny fall weather helped attract people outdoors for this year’s tour and provided a beautiful backdrop for the nine portrayals so perfectly performed by our ‘not ready for the afterlife players,'” said Laurie Rosetti, event director and script-writer. 

Planning on attending today?  Park next door, at the Biloxi Elks Lodge, and enter the cemetery from the rear, or walk around to the U.S. 90 entrance. 

This free-to-the-public event gratefully accepts donations, which are used annually for repair and upkeep of the oldest graves in the cemetery, some of which date back to the early 1800s. In fact, while on the tour, see the Cuevas, Zamor and Kumb tombs, which all have been preserved through Preserve Biloxi efforts.
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The Biloxi mayor on the issues

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, in an appearance on WLOX News This Week on Sunday, answered a host of questions about a number of issues during a nine-minute segment. Among the topics, the record-breaking gaming revenue in Biloxi and how it’s used, the One Coast state of affairs and tourism in general, and the flap over the Veterans Avenue pier. To see the WLOX segment, click here.