Friends of Boxwood planning night-time cemetery stroll as fundraiser

Posted 1 September 2022 at 11:08 am

Press Release, Friends of Boxwood Cemetery

Provided photo: Friends of Boxwood will be offering two tours of the historic cemetery in Medina on Oct. 1.

MEDINA – Ordinarily, people are only allowed in Boxwood Cemetery from dawn to dusk. However, for one night only, the Friends of Boxwood Cemetery will be hosting a special event after dark.

“While Boxwood Cemetery is a cemetery like no other even in the daytime,” stated the event co-chairperson, Nicole Bensley, “guests can expect to see the cemetery in a spectacular new way.”

The event is called, “Boxwood at Night: See the Cemetery in a New Light.” It will take place on Oct. 1. Tickets cost $10 and there will be two time slots – 7 to 8 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m.

“Guests can enter at any point during their time slot and are welcome to stay until the event ends at 10 p.m.,” Bensley said. “They can stroll through the cemetery at their own pace in a relaxing, family-friendly atmosphere.”

All proceeds from the event will go toward the restoration of the memorial stained-glass window in the chapel. Robby Klino, the president of the Friends of Boxwood Cemetery, emphasized that the “stained-glass window truly defines the Chapel and Boxwood Cemetery. It was a gift from a generous man – S. Mainville Burroughs – and we must preserve his generous gift so it can be appreciated by all present and future visitors to our beloved Medina Boxwood Cemetery.”

He encourages everyone to “please help us restore this window to its original beauty by attending our first annual Boxwood at Night.”

Tickets are limited to the first 200 people and there will be no admission tickets sold at the event, so you will want to get your tickets before they sell out.

Tickets are available during business hours at the English Rose Tea Shoppe, as well as at the Canal Village Farmers Market on Sept. 10 and Sept. 17. You can also purchase tickets online by clicking here.

Raffle tickets will also be available to purchase at the Farmers Market booth and again at the event. Concessions and glow-in-the-dark accessories will be available for purchase at the event to enhance your enjoyment.

If you are willing to volunteer at the event, send an email to There are many opportunities to help.