Aug. 28 work day

I worked at East End for about 3 hours this morning. Bruce was there for a while too. I ran the wheeled trimmer and he ran the hand held trimmer. We knocked down a bunch of weeds. I got the ‘U’ road cleared of weeds. We also took one load of brush up to the entrance.

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Photo exhibition

RVA FIRST FRIDAYS EXHIBITION OPENING
“All Our Sorrows Heal: Restoring Richmond’s East End Cemetery”
Music by WDCE 90.1 FM – University of Richmond Radio

Established in 1897, East End Cemetery sits on sixteen acres of overgrown land in Henrico County and the City of Richmond. This special exhibition, featuring the words and photographs of Brian Palmer and Erin Hollaway Palmer, sheds light on the historic cemetery, the African American men and women buried there, and the family members and volunteers who are seeking to reclaim the grounds and our history.

The show opens Friday, September 4 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm

The location is the University of Richmond downtown – 626 E. Broad Street which is at the corner of Broad and 7th.  There is a parking garage next to it on 7th street.
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August 22 work day

We worked out a East End for about 6 1/2 hours today. There 5 of us regulars plus a boy scout doing an Eagle project. He had 12-15 helping him. They got several plots cleared and uncovered several gravestones. I whacked some weeds and dug up a couple little stumps. Others cleared more plots and gravestones.

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August 18 work day

We worked out at East End for about 3 hours this morning. There were 5 VCU students out for Into the Streets Day of Service plus 2 other VCU students with their dad. We got a couple plots cleared, 3 gravestones uncovered and section of fence/gate dug up. We also had 1 visitor. This was the last group of VCU students scheduled for the year at least so far.

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August 15 work day

We worked out at East End for 3 1/2 hours today. There were 2 of us regulars plus a boy scout and his family cutting some trees in preparation for his Eagle project next weekend. We sprayed poison ivy, picked up trash, and some general clearing/cleaning.

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August 14 work day

We worked out at East End for a couple of hours this afternoon. We had 22 volunteers from VCU ASPiRE. We cleared brush and briars, cleared plots, dug up buried iron fence, killed a bunch of yucca and uncovered several gravestones.

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August 13 work day

We worked out at East End for about 4 hours today. There were 50 volunteers of which 49 were another group from VCU Ram Camp. They got a bunch of clearing done and uncovered several grave markers.

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