[I]n 1876, a tradition was born when Mrs. Susan Vaughn Pierce, wife of Wylie Pierce, and "Granny" Jeffrey met with friends to clean the cemetery. They always packed a lunch since the cemetery cleaning was an all day affair. The idea spread, and others brought lunches, and the "Shiloh Picnic", as it became known, grew larger and larger. The picnic has since then been held every 4th of July and is celebrated by all of those families connected to the Shiloh area by family ties.I think every cemetery should have a concession stand or two.
Two concession stands were built where refreshments were sold to provide money for the work of caring for the cemetery. [Link]