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Scavenger hunt helps Betheny Cemetery raises funds for upkeep

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 9:45 pm

On Friday, Oct. 20, the Bethany Cemetery Association held its Annual Cemetery Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser. Those ghoulishly brave participants paid $25 for teams of two, with a chance to win cash prizes
Those prizes were generously donated by Cindy Blaylock, who owns the State Farm Insurance agency in Louisiana. First place won $100, second won $50, and third won $25.
The generosity abounded because the first and second-place winners donated their prize winnings back to the cemetery.
For the scavenger hunt, each team was given a list of “hints” to what or whom they needed to find within the cemetery, such as, who was born this year 200 years ago? And how many people have crosses on their stones? The first place winners are the raining champs from last years hunt.
Using flashlights and carrying their list of hints, the teams fanned out through the cemetery, tracking down the needed items to complete the scavenger hunt.
Bethany Cemetery was established in 1894 and is located right off Hwy. UU off Hwy. 54, outside Louisiana. It is a small cemetery where more than 200 souls were laid to rest. But nearly 50 people buried here have no headstones.