Thursday, September 27, 2007

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Historical Society Announces "Spirit Strolls"

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Composed By:  Forrest W. Schultz  770-583-3258
 September 27, 2007
Historical Society Announces Traditional "Spirit Strolls"
     During recent  years there have been so many great new accomplishments flooding the art scene in Coweta County, that some people may be getting the idea that only new things are being done in this county.  This is not the case.  There are also lots of traditions here.  One of these is the annual traditional "Spirit Strolls" sponsored by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.  Information on the one coming up for this year is provided below in their latest news release written by Dave Dorrell:

Beginning the evening of Friday, October 5, the historic neighborhoods of LaGrange and Greenville Street will come alive with the dead. That is, the stories of strange and unusual spirit activities will be told as the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society present their annual Spirit Strolls. 

This year the strolls will begin at the Newnan Theatre Company building on First Avenue and visit several haunted locales throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Each excursion will be led by a Spirit Guide, and at each stop the ghost or spirit who supposedly inhabits the space will appear and relate their sometimes scary, sometimes gruesome, sometimes silly tale to the group. The stroll takes just over an hour and participants are encouraged to wear comfy shoes to walk (or run away) in! Many of the stories being told are from the actual homeowners and some are local folklore. The stories are not too intense, but good judgement should be used in bringing children.

A special Stroll on October 20 is called "Progressive Dinner with the Dearly Departed" and is a progressive dinner buffet. Participants will enjoy delicious gourmet treats served by "ghost hosts" at several of the haunted locations. The cost for this special stroll is $40 per person.

The Spirit Strolls will be held October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 26. There are two excursions each Friday and Saturday night, one at 7pm and again at 8:30pm. Groups are limited to 25 for each excursion.

Cost for the Spirit Stroll is $15 per person, and reservations must be made in advance. Spirit Stroll reservations can be made by calling the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society at 678-481-4526

In conjunction with the strolls, their will be an opportunity to mix and mingle with some lively spirits during "Dinner with the Dead" - an interactive murder mystery dinner on October 27. Hosted by Newnan Theatre Company, dinner will begin at 9pm with spirits and salads, continues to the main course, and finally ends with the last rites of dessert. In between each course, diners will be asked to perform a little service for the residents of the building - solve some of the most intriguing murders ever committed in Coweta County. Working as teams, participants will compete by looking for clues, interviewing suspects, and perhaps witnessing a violent act or two.

Reserve your plot today. Seats are limited and everyone will be dying to attend! For more information, please visit
Tickets for "Dinner with the Dead" are available online at or by calling the NTC Box Office at 770-683-6282. Leave a message and someone will return your call to take your reservation and credit card information. ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE PRE-PAID and are non-refundable. Ticket sales for "Dinner with the Dead" end October 24, so hurry!!



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