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Austin sculptor Cat Quintanilla will demonstrate head stone carving on Oct. 17 as part of the annual San Marcos Cemetery Tales and Tours, hosted by the Heritage Association of San Marcos and the Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery.

In addition to Quintanilla’s demonstrations, the event will feature Texas State University drama students portraying notables from the city’s history amid the 139-year-old cemetery at 1001 Old Ranch Road 12.

In its fourth year, San Marcos Cemetery Tales and Tours will be held 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students; there is no admission fee for children younger than 12 years old.

They can be bought at the gate on the day of the event or at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway; the city of San Marcos Main Street office, 317 N. LBJ Dr.; First United Methodist Church, 129 W Hutchison St; and, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays, at the Cottage Kitchen, 400 E Hopkins St.

Sponsors of this year’s cemetery tales and tours include the Hays County Historical Commission; Kate Johnson; Broadway Bank; the San Marcos Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; Frost Bank; attorney Kama Davis, Ozona Bank; the Del Prado Dietz PLLC law firm; Dr. Ted and Thea Dake;; Pennington Funeral Home; Thomason Funeral Home; Wake the Dead Coffee Shop; McCoy’s Building Supply; Lea and Tim Rice; Jean and Jim Baggett; and Jane Hughson.

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