Help prepare the resting place for a historic visit

Can you spare some elbow grease? A community cleanup is scheduled for the historic Fairview Cemetery late morning and early afternoon on Saturday, May 7. (Photo from the newspaper)

Volunteers are needed to help make Fairview Cemetery look its best for a historic Memorial Day visit.

A community clean-up day is scheduled for the cemetery at 700 Yale SE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. People who want to help with tasks like getting rid of tumbleweeds and goats and spreading mulch can put any amount of time an hour or more into that time frame.

Snacks, water and trash bags will be provided and portable toilets will be available. Volunteers should bring their own tools and wear hard-soled shoes.

The historic cemetery tour will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 30. Historians and other community members will be stationed at specific burial sites to provide information and answer questions about elected officials, soldiers, business people, educators. , ethnic groups, religious leaders and others buried at Fairview. Portable toilets will be available.

A donation of $20 is requested for the tour.

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