We are still taking donations for our cemetery project. When you see your family members this holiday season, why not suggest adopting a stone and helping preserve our county’s history?
The cemeteries which met the Historical Society’s criteria last season for restoration were Ridgley and Wright. As long as we continue to receive donations for those two cemeteries, the restoration work will continue. Seed money is still available from a grant to start work on cemeteries for next season. Denison Cemetery has already been chosen and possibly Moffett Cemetery and Huston Cemetery, as well. The number is limited only by volunteers and finances.
The criteria for a cemetery to be accepted is that it is historic, in desperate need of restoration, and commitments for private donations of at least $500-1000 have been made. While this amount might sound daunting at first, one has only to see the result of the restoration work at Bethel Cemetery to know it can be done, when families work together. If you would like to propose a cemetery for consideration, please contact Donna Burton, Nancy King or Marilyn Wagner (email@example.com) for more information.