Car show at Roseville cemetery draws complaints

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, August 16, 2016

ROSEVILLE — Some family members who have loved ones buried at a Roseville cemetery are expressing anger over a weekend car show to be held on the grounds.

Nicole Roatch says she visits Roselawn Cemetery to mourn her brother-in-law who was killed in a car accident. Roatch says hot rods, a DJ and barbecue have no place in the peaceful cemetery.

Roselawn superintendent Larry Hudella tells KARE-TV he doesn’t think the car show is disrespectful. Hudella says they won’t be driving on anyone’s grave. He says the idea to hold the “Rods and Stones” car show at the cemetery came after about a founding member of the Minnesota Street Rod Association was buried at Roselawn. The groundskeeper noticed many classic cars were driven to the burial.

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