Niagara Gazette — To look the “part” of a semi-formal evening, the attire is “summer dressy for the ladies and jackets for the gentlemen.” Oakwood’s website also states that “for those more adventuresome period dress, circa 1913, the “turn-of-the-20th Century will be appreciated” and welcome. I wonder if I still have something that old in my closet as I hate to part with anything.
All of this elegance is provided to benefit the restoration and maintenance of Oakwood’s grounds and mausoleum; protect its history; and provide a restful place for its residents. A donation of $100 per person will enhance your knowledge of Niagara’s history. Prepaid reservations, only, can be made through Paypal at www.myoakwoodcemetery.com, or send your check or money order to Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Please write “Angel” in the memo. After all, you will be one. Also note that seating is limited, so reserve your spot today, it promises to be a unique summer evening in a pleasant atmosphere among “Friends of Oakwood.” As the Friends say: “Niagara’s History is at Oakwood.”
Another opportunity at Oakwood Cemetery involves a photo contest where you can express your photographic interpretation of historic Oakwood. Visit the grounds at your convenience. Register and submit your photos by July 26. Photos will be displayed at the Niagara Falls Public Library at 1425 Main St. from Aug. 5 to Sept. 5. Award presentation and prizes will be held at the Library on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cash prizes include $50 for first, $30 for second, $20 for third. There is no cost to enter. Sign up. Who knows — your photo may appear on www.myoakwoodcemetery.com.
Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.