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It’s time to make dinner reservations for Dining Among the Dead 2014

Wyatt Earp performs for guests at Dining Among the Dead
Wyatt Earp performs for guests at Dining Among the Dead
Photo by Debe Branning

Save the date!

The Pioneers' Cemetery Association invites you to the 3rd annual “Dining Among the Dead—an Evening of Food and Frivolity." The elegant Victorian dinner party will grace the Gazebo Patio in the midst of the early Phoenix pioneers who grace the old Pioneer cemetery. The event will be held at the Pioneer and Military Memorial Park at 14th Avenue and Jefferson Streets in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday evening, October 11, 2014.

The cemetery gates will open 5:00PM. Program will begin promptly at 5:30PM.

Package includes: Salad, Dinner (Choice of a Meat or Vegetarian Dish) & Dessert, Iced tea or Lemonade, and entertainment. Meet the legendary "Doc Holliday" as he regales you with stories of his historic life. Ticket also includes one raffle ticket, and a luminary historic tour of the old cemetery featuring live re-enactment players.
Cost is only $45 per refunds

This is the perfect way to spend a pleasant autumn evening in the historic district of Phoenix, Arizona. Gather up your co-workers, organization, family and friends and head down to the cemetery. You will enjoy the fresh outdoor air, watch the sun fade into dusk, and gather with friends to enjoy a great candlelight dinner in a Victorian setting. Old West, Victorian, Edwardian, Steampunk, or period dress is encouraged.

The practice of communing in cemeteries is nothing new. Back in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.families would spend Sunday afternoons in the cemetery with their loved ones—both dead and alive. It was an excepted practice and an excellent means of reconnecting with those in our lives who had passed on. Couples walked hand in hand along the pathways gazing at the fine artwork on tombstones, while women strolled along and admired the landscaping and various flowers in bloom.

Raffles! Raffles! Raffles! Additional raffle tickets will be available for $2 or 3 tickets for $5.
Donations are always welcomed!

Proceeds to benefit the Pioneers' Cemetery Association for the Gravestone Preservation project.

This event is by reservation only. There will be NO tickets sold at the gate. To order your tickets and reserve a space at the dining tables, please contact Debe Branning--a member of the PCA ASAP. She will place your name on the reservation list and will send out your tickets after you have paid. Invite all of your friends, family, neighbors, paranormal teams, or other lively organizations.

Make checks/money orders payable to: PCA (Pioneers’ Cemetery Association)

Mail to:
Debe Branning (chair person)
1263 N Gaylord Circle
Mesa, AZ 85213

For more information, email Debe Branning at:

Pioneer & Military Memorial Park Cemetery is located at:
14th Avenue & Jefferson Street
Phoenix, Arizona
Cindy Lee and Debe Branning---co-chairs

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