My grandmother passed away on January 17th, and this weekend our family held a memorial service. My dad, brother, uncles, cousins and I set up 250 chairs in the Brunswick auditorium, thinking that would be plenty. Monday morning, however, people were lined up out the door and around the block for my grandma. Another 50-60 chairs were brought in from the fire station across the street, but people kept coming and coming. By the time grandma's brother-in-law started the service, there were another 75-100 people standing in the back of the auditorium - 300+ chairs were too few to hold the number of people that wanted to say goodbye.
Brunswick, for comparison, had a population of 179 in the 2000 census.