CHiPS Hosts Historical Cemetery Walk

Walking through a cemetery is often associated with reflection on the past, and Sunday the Community Historic Project Support of West Lafayette welcomed the public to do just that.

Posted: May 20, 2018 9:53 PM
Updated: May 20, 2018 11:24 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Walking through a cemetery is often associated with reflection on the past, and Sunday the Community Historic Project Support of West Lafayette welcomed the public to do just that.

"We are honoring the founders and the movers and the shakers of West Lafayette and Lafayette," said Lyn Melloch. 


Members of the Community Historic Project Support or Chips, welcomed the public to learn about eight of those builders. 

"So today's walk is, we're featuring builders of our community," said CHiPS member Beverly Shaw. 

Including stories about Corrine Strate, who married the maker of a famous favorite snack. 

"She went to parties, and how she was dating boys even though she was engaged to a young man here in West Lafayette, he was going to Purdue," said Kristina Bross. "She did come back and marry that man and he was Orville Redenbacher."

But the cemetery walk wasn't all about the famous figures. The group hopes to raise money to restore the Caretaker's Cottage on the Grand View campus.

"A building that's in dyer need, danger, of falling down, so we're trying to preserve it," said Melloch. 

In the end, it's circling back around to the town's past that excites Lyn Melloch the most.

"Everybody can find some history, somebody here, that has something to do with their current life," said Melloch. 

A possibility that Beverly Shaw says wouldn't be possible without help from the CHiPS committee.

"These are people that want to be involved, that want to give their time and energy and talent to something as obscure as saving a caretaker's cottage to become a library and museum," said Shaw. 

This is the second event CHiPS of West Lafayette has hosted this year. They will be hosting another walk in the Fall focused on World War I.

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