May 23rd work day

We worked out at East End for 8+ hours today. We had 7 volunteers – 1 VCU student and 6 regulars. We got a lot of weed whacking done, we put flags on all veterans’ graves that we have found. We landscaped around the new sign, I sprayed for poison ivy, we picked up trash, etc. We also had several visitors. Thanks to Eddie Baird for the roses and flag for the new sign. We didn’t have any family members visit today.

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New Sign

A new sign for East End that was designed and made by my neighbor Ted.

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May 20th work day

I worked out at East End today for about 3 hours this afternoon. I was mostly whacking weeds in preparation for Memorial Day.

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May 18th work day

Worked out at East End for a couple of hours this afternoon before we got rained out. We had 10 volunteers from the federal drug court. We got the brush along the road hauled to the dumpster, we got the trash bags all hauled to the front for the county to pick up, we trimmed some more branches along the road and worked on clearing a plot. They found one grave marker. We also got the dumpster filled.

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May 17th work day

Worked at East End for 3+ hours this afternoon. There were 6 regulars. We cleared a plot, cleaned gravestones, trimmed branches overhanging the road and hauled brush to the dumpster and work on the fencing around a plot.

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May 16th work day

We had 11 volunteers at East End today. 8 of us participated in a gravestone repair workshop given by Amanda Kutch from the Abermarle County Historical Society. We repaired 5 broken flat gravestones and now we know how to do more.

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May 14th work day

We worked out at East End for about 3 1/2 hours this morning along with Erin Elizabeth Cole and Bruce. We got a lot of maintenance done. Erin ran the leaf blower and worked on removing brush along the road while Bruce and I ran the string trimmer and trimmer mower. I also put down 4 gallons of poison ivy and brush spray. I was glad to see that some of the English ivy I sprayed last time is dying.

The last dumpster load of tires was removed this morning. A special thanks to the Henrico County Public Works department for providing the dumpster. We ended up removing 3 dumpster loads of tires which was probably around 1500 tires.

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