October 18 work day

I worked out at East End for 4 1/2 hours today. We had 28 volunteers: 14 from VSU, 7 from RVA archeology and 7 from the community and regulars. We got several plots cleared and found a number of gravestones. We had to re-clear a plot that was cleared last Saturday because a couple trees fell on it during the week. It also appears that prostitution is still active at East End and Evergreen because of items we found on the ground.

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Magazine article

Interesting article in Henrico Monthly: http://www.henricomonthly.com/news/the-dead-next-door

Note that the students working by the dumpster are from VCU ASPiRE.

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October 11 work day

I worked out at East End for over 3 hours this morning. We had 82 volunteers who came out and worked in spite of the drizzle and mist. We had 47 from VSU, 17 from VCU, 2 regulars and 16 from various other organizations. We got a large area cleared and several gravestones uncovered.

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October 8 work day

I worked out at East End for a couple of hours this afternoon. We had 10 from VCU ASPiRE and 2 regulars. We got several plots cleared of leaves and brush and got grass seed put down. Also got a few gravestones uncovered.

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September 21 work day

I worked out at East End this afternoon for about 4 1/2 hours. We had 35 volunteers: 33 girl scouts and families and 2 regulars. We got more plots cleared and quite a few gravestones uncovered. We also had more problems with yellow jackets.  We did get the dumpster filled.

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September 20 work day

I worked out at East End for about 6 1/2 hours today. We had 108 volunteers: 56 girls scouts and family, 25 VSU, 23 VCU Phi Kappa Psi and Zeta Theta Alpha, 3 regulars and 1 other. There were also 2 members of the press who visited. This was most volunteers we have ever had at East End in one day. Tomorrow 60 or more girl scouts and families are supposed to be out our 12:30. Many plots were cleared and many gravestones were uncovered. Unfortunately also many yellow jackets were disturbed and a few people got stung.

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September 17 work day

I worked out at East End for a couple of hours this afternoon. We had 12 volunteers – 10 from VCU ASPiRE and 2 regulars. The second brush pile has now been moved to the dumpster. We are now ready for some serious clearing.

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