Raffle for Police Families at MusicFest for MS

August 30th, 2017

Although MusicFest for MS was a fundraiser for MS, a 50/50 raffle was held to support the families of the recent fallen police officers.  Indianapolis was deeply saddened by the loss of Lt. Aaron Allan and Deputy Chief Jim Waters.   It felt like the right thing to do.  Many were eager to show their support and participated in the raffle.  The lucky winners were Rick and Mechial Hemphill.  As an act of generosity, they gave their winnings back to the families.  Thank you Rick and Mechial for making a difference.

Rick and Mechial donated their half back to the police families.

Rick and Mechial were kind and donated their half back to the police families.


Day of 1,000 Flags at MusicFest for MS

August 1st, 2017

HANK FM and Crown Hill Cemetery are proudly distributing 1,000 American flags at the MusicFest for MS on Sunday, August 6th and YOU could bring one home for free!

You’re more than welcome to bring in your worn flag to trade—we will hand you a new one and properly retire the old flag.

We will only have 1,000 flags to distribute on a first come, first serve basis so get there early or plan to come to our next location!

It is an honor for HANK FM and Crown Hill Cemetery to do this for you and we can’t wait to see you out there supporting!

MusicFest for MS presented by JLL will be on Sunday, August 6th.  Gates open at 1:00pm and music starts at 2:30pm.  Tickets are available online through EventBrite.


Abbie Quiocho on WIBC for MusicFest for MS

July 31st, 2017

Terri Stacy from 93.1 WIBC interviewed Abbie Quiocho to learn more about MusicFest for MS.  You can listen to the interview here: MusicFest For MS on WIBC

MusicFest for MS supports the National MS Society, Indiana State Chapter.  The country music benefit concert will be held on Sunday, August 6th and features legend Aaron Tippin, Ray Scott, and local performer Scotty Randolph.  Lawn tickets are only $20 and are available through Eventbrite.


MusicFest for MS 2017

July 6th, 2017

Scotty Randolph to Open MusicFest for MS 2017

July 5th, 2017
Scotty Randolph will open MusicFest for MS on August 6, 2017.

Scotty Randolph will open MusicFest for MS on August 6, 2017.

Scotty Randolph will be opening MusicFest for MS held at Crown Hill Cemetery.  The country benefit concert is in support of The National MS Society, Indiana State Chapter.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Scotty Randolph is a popular local country artist. Although he has family roots in West Virginia, he calls Indianapolis his home and is a Ball State Cardinal. His debut single “Turn It Around” released earlier this year and is available anywhere music is downloaded.  Scotty is a local favorite and has performed at Cassler’s, District Tap, Rock the Dock with Corey Cox, and Red, White, and Boomstick.

Tickets are availabe at www.musicfestms.com.

Crown Hill Funeral Home, Cemetery & Foundation is part of Team MiSsion Possible.  For the past two years, Team MiSsion Possible has been the top fundraiser in the state for MS.  MusicFest for MS is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the team.  JLL is the title sponsor for MusicFest for MS.

Eventbrite - MusicFest for MS presented by JLL


Aaron Tippin and Ray Scott Headline MusicFest for MS 2017

May 23rd, 2017

Team MiSsion Possible and Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery are pleased to announce that Aaron Tippin and Ray Scott will be headlining the third annual MusicFest for MS on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Aaron Tippin is known as “The Hardest Working Man in Country Music”.  With over 25 years in country music, Tippin is an accomplished country music recording artist and the list of popular songs continue to grow.  A few notables are “You’ve Got to Stand for Something”, “Kiss This, and “Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly”.

Ray Scott is an acclaimed country music artist.  His critically acclaimed debut album My Kind of Music was released in 2005.  This year, his fifth album Guitar For Sale is to be released.  He is know for hits “My Kind of Music”, “Those Jeans” and “Drinkin’ Beer”.

Tickets are on sale now through EventBrite.
Eventbrite - MusicFest for MS presented by JLL


Crown Hill Walking Club 2017

April 27th, 2017

walkingclubCrown Hill is pleased to bring back our popular Walking Club.

From May 1st until October 31st  we invite you to get active, enjoy some friendly competition and win prizes! The Crown Hill Walking Club is free to the public. You can sign up online or fill out an application and return it via email to walking@crownhill.org.  Walkers must fill out an application before participating. Runners can join too, just follow the rules for the walking club!


You must be 18 years or above to be a member of the walking club. It will be based on the honor system and you must walk during the posted times Crown Hill Cemetery is open. (Gate hours: North Gate at 38th & Clarendon Rd. – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. through September and maybe some of October, then it closes at 6 p.m. The South Gate at 34th St. & Boulevard Pl. gate is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. year round.)

After each walk, record your miles with walking@crownhill.org at the front desk inside the funeral home. The office phone number is 317-925-3800. Mileage walked must be inside the Cemetery and miles walked outside do not count. You must fill out a Walking Club Application to be a member of the Crown Hill Walking Club. As walkers reach the miles of 25, 50, 75 and 100 they will receive prizes to encourage them to keep going. The walker with the most miles on October 31st will receive a gift card as a prize!

Please be mindful and considerate of services occurring in the cemetery and alter your route if necessary.

Walking Routes:

0.51 Mile Walking Route - Short and easy route by the Gothic Chapel
0.95 Mile Walking Route - From the Gothic Chapel to the Crown & back
1.00 Mile Walking Route - Easy route on the north grounds
1.45 Mile Walking Route - Easy route on the north grounds
2.05 Mile Walking Route - Starts at 34th St., includes Gothic Chapel
2.47 Mile Walking Route - Starts at 34th St., goes by Dillinger’s grave
3.03 Mile Walking Route - Nice 5K route with hills, including the Crown
4.15 Mile Walking Route - Perimeter route with the Crown
5.00 Mile Walking Route - Perimeter route with the Crown, plus some
6.05 Mile Walking Route - Most challenging route but fun to do

Other Routes:

In addition to the ten maps above you’re more than welcome to create your own map for running or walking, or you can download theses other route maps we’ve created, which include a 5K route map [PDF] and this online interactive 5K route map currently used for the annual Beyond the Badge 5K Run / Walk for teams and individuals that’s held each September and is pictured here. Hundreds of runners and walkers join us for this great event every September. You can also download our 3-mile and 5-mile route maps. You can also check out this Google Map of Crown Hill with lots of interesting locations marked


Multiple Sclerosis Month: 5 Facts to Know

March 20th, 2017

Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery is a proud part of Team MiSsion Possible, dedicated to making a difference for those impacted with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  March is MS Awareness Month and is the appropriate time to share 5 facts about MS.

  1. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 31, although it can be diagnosed at any age.
  2.  The ratio of women with MS to men with MS is 2:1.
  3. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders and causes of disability in young adults.
  4. MS is a chronic condition with varying symptoms.
  5. There are more than 400,000 people in the US and about 2.3 million people with MS worldwide. It is likely that hundreds of thousands more remain undiagnosed.

Follow us on Facebook.  Leading up the Indianapolis MS Walk, we will be sharing a series of images so you can help us increase MS Awareness.  Even more exciting, we will be donating $1 to The National MS Society, Indiana Chapter for every new follower on our Facebook page between March 22nd and April 22nd.


Cremation + Cemetery: Purpose of Place

March 15th, 2017

Cemeteries are place of heritage and of remembrance.  When cremation is selected the number of options expands and the purpose of place is personal.  Memories and feelings remain leading to the need for a purpose of place.

  1. Cremation_Cemetery_PurposeOfPlaceReflection: Many express the need of a place where they can visit and reflect.  Sometimes to share new events, to express struggles, or to reflect on memories with their loved one.  You can find peace when you remember your loved ones.
  2. Permanence: Each of us has a desire to know we have touched others and will be remembered.  A permanent place provides comfort knowing we will have a place to be remembered today and for generations to come.
  3. Closeness: Most families express that they feel close to their loved one when visiting a burial place.  With a dedicated space, it is like you can be with your loved one and can talk about things.  This closeness allows the loved one to remain in your heart.  You can take comfort knowing they are there and at peace.
  4. Tranquility: A cemetery can serve as a place of tranquility where you can think, sometimes pray, and often reflect.
  5. Options: Today, families are often trying to make decisions based on their loved one’s wishes and their own needs.  Cremation offers you options.  Ashes can be placed in small keepsake urns for family members or even placed in jewelry to keep your loved one close.  Urns can also be selected to reflect the personality of your loved one.  Their final resting place, especially when selecting cremation, can be customized to share the special character of your loved one.

Thank you for attending Music Fest for MS 2016

September 21st, 2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the National MS Society – Indiana State Chapter on August 27th!  Despite the morning rain, attendance was high and the energy was even higher at Music Fest for MS presented by Zink Distributing Company.  From conga lines to dancing to fun music to enjoying Market District tacos, a fun time was had by all.  Through everyone’s support and generosity, over $6,000 was raised to support the fight against MS.

Thank you to all of the community partners and musical performers who supported the concert and made this concert a success.

National MS Society – Indiana State Chapter

Zink Distributing Company

Popcornopolis (Castleton Square Mall location)

Market District Foodie Fleet

Tola Lewis

Third Generation (3G) Band