Oct. 11 work day

We worked out at Evergreen Cemetery for over 8 hours today. We had 24 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and spouses and 1 community member. We got a many plots cleared, uncovered many grave markers, cleaned many gravestones, cut many trees and got a lot of mowing and weed whacking done. We also helped a family clear their son’s grave. When we first got there, we saw 2 kittens hiding under the dumpster.

Also, when I got there found more illegal dumping. Someone dumped 2 truck loads of brush by the dumpster effectively blocking the road to Maggie Walker’s grave and blocking our use of the dumpster. There was also some trash dumped in the dumpster again which we had to pull out.


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Big clean up day Sept. 24

See this link: Clean Up Day

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July 23 work day

Some 27 people braved the heat and humidity this morning to work for up to 5 hours at Evergreen Cemetery. Three others worked at East End. We also had 3 visitors and Fox News came out and filmed spots for next year’s Black History Month. We got several plots cleared or partially cleared and found several gravestones..

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July 16 work day

We worked out at East End and Evergreen for over 4 hours today. We had 10 volunteers. When I arrived at East End I noticed someone had almost filled up our dumpster with brush they put in it. They also left a couple of chairs. We did clearing and weed whacking and then moved to Evergreen.

At Evergreen we cleared all of the brush and trees off of area around Rev. Andrew Bowler’s plot. We cleaned off one marker in that area.

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Upcoming July 23 work day


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July 12 work day

We worked out at East End and Evergreen this morning for over 4 hours. We had 9 volunteers We hauled a bunch of bags of illegally dumped trash from East End to the curb where the county will pick it up. We weed whacked, cleared kudzu off of Sarah Jones’ plot and cleared a plot across the road from Sarah Jones’ plot in Evergreen.

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Grant approved!

A $400,000 grant has been approved by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation for East End and Evergreen cemeteries! My details to come in the days and weeks ahead.

Here is a news story about it.

NBC 12 story

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