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Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery

Monday, October 13th, 2014

‘Tales and Tours’ proposes a stroll through San Marcos history

Each October, the stories of people interred at the San Marcos Cemetery are retold to new audiences during guided pedestrian tours that highlight a revolving cast of noteworthy forebearers.

Monday, October 1st, 2012

5-K benefiting San Marcos cemetery coming up Oct. 13

One of the popular attractions to the Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery’s annual From Here To Eternity 5-K Walk/Run has always been the unique hand- crafted trophies that winners receive.

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Cemetery friends plan annual 5-K run/walk

The ninth annual “From Here To Eternity” 5-K Walk/Run is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 starting at 8 a.m. on the corner of Blanco and Hutchison Streets by the Lamar School Annex.

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

5-K walk/run slated for Saturday to benefit cemetery

Special hand-made miniature "tombstone" trophies will be up for grabs for the age and gender division winners in this weekend’s eighth annual "From Here To Eternity" 5-K Walk/Run

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Civic leader Smith dies at 94

Gwen Smith, who launched a 30-year public service career in San Marcos after retiring as a professor at Illinois State, died on April 10 at her home in the San Marcos Historical District. Smith was 94.

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery have new president

The Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery elected Ryan Perkins as president at the organization's annual meeting on Jan. 27. Perkins replaces out-going president Dianne Pape.

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Cemetery friends save markers by saving trees

The Friends of the San Marcos Cemetery is holding its annual meeting next week, hoping to continue the work of keeping markers safe from falling tree limbs.