SHALIMAR — Okaloosa County District Two Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel invites the public to a ceremony for the abandoned deceased of Okaloosa County at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Beal Memorial Cemetery in Fort Walton Beach.


Fifty-seven individuals will be interred in the Lazarus Field plot of Beal Memorial Cemetery. The plot was paid for and maintained by donations from the faith community in an effort known as the "Lazarus Project." The various members of the faith community will host a religious ceremony to commemorate the dead.