Ardenwald sign on SE 32nd Ave. destroyed

Ardenwald Sign DestroyedThe “Welcome to Ardenwald” sign that stood in the island on SE 32nd Ave. near SE Meek St. was destroyed over the weekend.

The sign was discovered missing Sunday morning. Splintered wood from the sign and wooden posts were found laying near the island.

A large chunk of the sign was found further south in the gutter along SE 32nd Ave., but the rest of the sign could not be found.

The sign has been damaged in the past, at least once in 2006 and twice in 2010.

Tour the graveyard, watch MHS dancers perform at the upcoming Davis Graveyard open house

img_dg_openhouse2013It’s that time of year when the tombstones, ghosts, zombies, and eerie sounds emerge from the Davis Graveyard!

Davis Graveyard is hosting an open house Sunday, October 13, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the corner of SE Johnson Creek Blvd. and SE 43rd Ave.

The open house offers visitors to learn about how the displays are created, take a look at the behind the scenes of the set, and meet the artists and crew that put it all together.

The open house event is the only time the yard is open to the public.

The Milwaukie Dance Team will be performing Michael Jackosn’s “Thriller” in the display. The dance team is also selling treats as a fundraiser. All donations will be given to the dance team.

The Coffin Cruisers will be displaying their hearses.

Davis Graveyard is lights only Monday through Thursday from dusk to 10:00 p.m. Full effects are on Friday and Saturday from dusk to 11:00 p.m. and until 10:00 p.m. on Sundays and Thursday, October 31. Display and effects are open depending weather conditions.

For more information and check on weather status, visit the Davis Graveyard website at