Many hands make light work
Our spring and fall cleanup events during the past few years have been a big success. These work days have made a tremendous difference in Prospect Hill Cemetery's appearance. While we have the grounds mowed on a regular basis, we can only afford to trim around all the stones and trees twice a year. As a result, grass and weeds and those nasty mulberry shoots make over and make the place look pretty shaggy at times.
What if some volunteer groups each adopted a section of the cemetery and trimmed around stones often enough to keep it looking respectable? Under this place, each group could pick one or more parcels - depending on the number of people you can muster once every two or three weeks - and concentrate on your own manageable piece of this very large pie.
If we can find enough groups to participate, Prospect Hill Cemetery will save a chunk of money and the cemetery will maintain a first-class appearance. ON the other side of our eastern fence line, 75 North is building a massive neighborhood redevelopment. We are working with them about establishing a walking path to create a stronger connection between the two properties. There is a whole lot of positive energy being unleashed on this struggling part of town, and we want to be part of it! Beautification of the property is a major priority in this effort.
How you can help
We have adjusted the Adopt-a-Plot program a bit in response to certain realities, namely that there's no way we can keep the whole place trimmed and looking sharp solely on the strength of our volunteer squad. So this year we are leaving the west side of the cemetery to the lawn service, and we are asking our volunteers will take responsibility for trimming around stones on the east side (on the attached map: all the sections to the right (east) of the main road that goes from the chapel/house to the circle).
So if you have a weedwhacker and a bit of time to spare, we are looking for help with the sections on the map labeled numbers 2, 6-8 and 13-16. The idea is to trim around the stones and gather any loose branches or other debris and drag it over and pile it next to the dumpster by the garage. Don't put it in the dumpster -- that's for regular garbage.
If you don't have a weed-eater, you are invited to join in on one of the scheduled cleanup days when there will be a up to a dozen people helping around the place. The scheduled cleanups are on the following Saturdays from 8:00-12:00 pm:
For more information or to get involved, contact Shannon Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Harding at email@example.com.
Thanks to the Suburban Rotary Club for volunteering to clean up Prospect Hill Cemetery!