Reminder: The Next Volunteer Hands-On Cemetery Preservation Work Session at Greenfield’s earliest cemetery, The Old Burying Ground, will be coming up on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 beginning at 9:00a.m. — it is a “stay as long as you can environment”.
The Old Burying Ground’s restoration/preservation efforts are now in their 5th year…and still going strong!!
Many of the historical society’s volunteers, namely, John King, Scott and Venus Andersen, Harold Schmidt, and Gloria Losey, have been volunteering since the beginning. Others have also joined them over the past years, including, Michael Lee Anderson and Jackie Doles, who are regulars as well.
You won’t find a more dedicated, and experienced group of caring individuals who are working to restore an early Ohio cemetery than these volunteers!
Also, be sure to check out the link below with details and photographs taken at the previous work session on May 8th.:
“Volunteer Session – May 8, 2018”
“What a beautiful day for work in the cemetery! We were able to realign more stones, repair a couple broken stones, clean some stones, and using the hoist, lift and reset a few of the heavier stones. Joining in were Scott Andersen, John King, Jackie Doles, Mike Anderson, Gloria Losey and her sister Karen, Harold Schmidt, and Avery Applegate (who came from Hillsboro to help).”
****How Can YOU Help?****
“Join us for an upcoming work session. You can stay as long as you like. We will help you get started if you have not participated previously. Tasks range from cleaning stones, straightening stones, recording information, etc. We post our scheduled sessions on the GHS website calendar“
For further details, or to sign up to participate in the next volunteer work session, contact John King, of the Greenfield History Society at:
The Old Burying Ground’s Ohio Historic Inventory # HIG-00314-02 with the Ohio History Connection’s Preservation Office.