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July 23, 2013 > 'Block Party to Die For' will raise funds for historic cemetery

'Block Party to Die For' will raise funds for historic cemetery

Submitted By Marcess Owings

The Friends of the San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery and the Hayward Area Historical Society are holding a "Block Party to Die For" to raise funds for the historic cemetery at the corner of Hesperian Boulevard and College Street in San Lorenzo. The cemetery recorded its first burial in 1854 and holds 2,561 graves. Local burials of note include East Bay agricultural pioneers William Meek and John Lewelling.

Attendees will enjoy tours of the site, carnival games, crafts, and delicious food. The event also includes live music by the Bay Area Blues Society Caravan and Leo Oliver and the Blues Knockouts. All proceeds support the preservation of San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery.

Tickets will be available at the gate; to purchase tickets in advance, call (510) 581-0223.

Block Party to Die For
Saturday, July 27
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pioneer Cemetery
Intersection of College and Usher Streets, San Lorenzo
(510) 581-0223
www.haywardareahistory.org
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors/children

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