Ridgerunners happily haunted by a Halloween adventure

Ridgerunners enjoyed a frightening and fascinating tour of Oakland Cemetery on Halloween. (Photo by Christine Flaherty)
By Christine Flaherty

Why settle for a few token cobwebs and a couple Styrofoam headstones when you can revel in the real thing? That’s what Ridgerunners did this past Halloween when they journeyed to the historic Oakland Cemetery for a visit to the home of some of Atlanta’s most celebrated spirits. The weather was delightful and not at all in keeping with the typical ghostly mood of All Hallows’ Eve. The tour was only slightly chilling, as our informative docent led us along the lovely, tree lined paths to pay homage to some of Oakland’s most famous inhabitants. Margaret Mitchell’s site was the epitome of serenity, encircled with delicate roses, her favorite flower. Fittingly, fans of Bobby Jones had lovingly gathered golf balls at the base of his headstone as a tribute to one of Atlanta’s favorite sons. The day, superbly organized by Sandy Lozano, was capped with a visit to Ponce City Market.

Ridgerunners enjoyed a frightening and fascinating tour of Oakland Cemetery on Halloween. (Photo by Christine Flaherty)

Ridgerunners December 12 Christmas Luncheon
Members will be ringing in the season with fun and fellowship at a Christmas Luncheon at Reinhardt University at noon on Tuesday, December 12. The Hardt Breakers, Reinhardt’s first women’s a cappella choir, will entertain those gathered. The food will be scrumptious and the decorations festive. If you haven’t signed up, you can add your name to the waiting list until November 27 at bigcanoerr.com. Those on the list will be contacted should a place become available. If you have questions, contact Diane LaCharite at (706) 268-1252.
More excellent programs in 2018
The Tuesday, January 9 Ridgerunners program will address issues related to osteoporosis, an important topic for many of us. On February 13 we will hear about current trends in jewelry from fellow Ridgerunner and owner of Glimmer Girls, Kristin Vanucci. On March 13 we will be treated to a spring fashion show presented by Sandy Reece of Reece’s Fashion Gallery. All are interesting and informative programs you will want to note on your calendar.
It’s not too late to join Ridgerunners! Yearly membership of $16 includes the regular monthly meetings and enables you to join a Ridgerunners’ book club and participate in party and duplicate bridge groups. Members have the opportunity to attend the Spring Follies, part of our popular, end-of-season luncheon.
Members are invited to join, follow, and post their own photos on the Ridgerunners Facebook site. It can be accessed by typing ‘Big Canoe Ridgerunners’ into the Facebook search bar.