Norfolk cemetery in need of clean-up

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Posted on June 14, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 9:58 AM

NORFOLK -- Norfolk's oldest city-owned cemetery is in need of some TLC.

Volunteers are needed to help with landscaping and restoring historic monuments at Cedar Grove Cemetery, established in 1824.

"Many times, people don't realize that when you bury a loved on in a Norfolk cemetery, the monument and headstone is considered that family's private property.  If anything breaks or cracks, it's up to that family to preserve.  Now, with cemeteries as historic as this one, sometimes those families have moved on or there's no family left, so we rely solely on volunteer efforts to help us maintain the integrity of the cemeteries," said Jennifer Caldwell.

The clean-up is this Saturday, June 16, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the cemetery on E. Princess Anne Road near Salter Street, off Monticello Avenue.

Interested volunteers should contact Bobi Nelson at Bobette.nelson@norfolk.gov or 757-441-2654.

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