Volunteers Needed for Cemetery Marker Cleaning and Workshops—The Friends of Jacksonville’s Historic Cemetery will resume their marker cleaning and workshops starting on Saturday April 19, from 9:00am until 12noon. Following our April get-together, we will meet on the third Saturday of the month June through September. There is no cleaning or workshop scheduled for May as it conflicts with other Memorial Day Cemetery activities.

This is a wonderful and rewarding volunteer activity that anyone can get involved with. Dress accordingly as you may get a little wet. Bring a stool or folding chair to sit on, sunscreen and a hat. All the necessary tools required will be provided. Meet at the Sexton’s Tool House for instructions and supplies. Our volunteer group in 2013 cleaned 100 markers, a very impressive number!

Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for this fun and very worthwhile project.

Image caption: September 2013 marker cleaning with volunteers Beverly Helvie (blue rain coat) Linda DeWald and John McGlothlin.

Posted March 31, 2014