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Do you need to register for an event or just have some questions answered?  Email us at or call our event line at 717-681-6768.

Friday, April 28 (5-8PM) Sunday, April 30 (2-4PM)

Art by Bill Clark
Paintings by Columbia native and self-taught artist Bill Clark will be on display at the Cemetery Caretaker's Cottage, 700 Locust Street, Columbia. Light Refreshments will be available. No admission.





Sat, May 27 (8:30AM start)

Mount Bethel Cemetery Memorial 5k
Back for a second year, this mixed terrain 5k will be held on the grounds of Columbia High School beginning at 8:30am. Runners and walkers are welcome to compete. For more information on the course and registration, see below.

Sat, June 17 (10AM-2pm)

The Last Ride & Macabre Creations
The grounds of Mount Bethel will come to life when professional vehicles gather for a cemetery-related car show complemented by vendors featuring macabre creations. The show is held in conjunction with "Thunder on the River Car Show" held in downtown Columbia courtesy of the Columbia Lions Club. No admission.





Friday, Sept. 8 (6-9pm)

Fete en Noir

Dress in black if possible.

An outdoor picnic held on the grounds of Mount Bethel with live music. Bring your own picnic food and beverage; we will supply the table, table coverings, and chairs. Reservations are $20 per person if prepaid by August 31; after that, they are $25 per person. For tickets, call 717-681-6768 or email Admission is limited to the available seating.

Sunday, Oct. 29 (2-7pm)

Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

A stop on the Halloween House Tour coordinated by Create Columbia

The celebration will feature mini tours of the cemetery as well as an ofrenda to honor departed loved ones. This is a ticketed event. Tickets for the tour will be sold at Mount Bethel Cemetery from 1:30 to 4:30PM.

Saturday, Dec. 16 (noon)

Wreaths Across America
Help decorate the graves of veterans. To sponsor one or more wreaths at $15 each, use the QR code below or mail the linked form with a check made payable to "Wreaths Across America" to... Mount Bethel Cemetery PO Box 231 Columbia PA 17512
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Thanks to our 2023 event sponsors

Columbia-Middletown Elks Lodge #1074


Foresters of America No. 235

Silver Sponsor:
Columbia American Legion Post #372


Silver Sponsor:
Kleen-Rite Corporation


Silver Sponsor:
Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP


Bronze Sponsor:
B&T Sportswear


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