SAINT AUGUSTINE – The Tolomato Cemetery Preservation Association will hold an All Souls Blessing Cemetery Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at the cemetery on 14 Cordova St. Rev. Father Edward Booth will conduct the service. He is a former pastor of San Juan Del Rio and of St. Ambrose Catholic churches in St. Johns County.
A memorial wreath will be laid by Rusty Hall, president of the Menorcan Cultural Society. Booth and Hall are descendants of those settlers who came to America in 1767 as indentured servants to work an indigo plantation south of St. Augustine. Those workers fled harsh conditions there and received asylum in St. Augustine in 1777 under British Governor Patrick Tonyn. He permitted them to use Tolomato to bury their dead.