MARYSVILLE—It's usually not very much fun going a funeral home.
But Jon Gordon, the general manager of Schaefer-Schipman Funeral Home in Marysville, is trying to change that.
He threw a block party today and 200 people showed up.
It featured facepainting and a funhouse for kids, tours of the funeral home and kittens looking for new companions.
Gordon says he held the block party so that people could visit a funeral home when they weren't sad.
"I want them to see that the funeral home is an important part of the community."