We worked over 4 hours at East End this morning. We had 29 volunteers, including 5 from Team Rubicon, 9 from VCU History Now, 6 from VCU Kappa Delta Rho and 9 other community members. We cleared plots, we cleared regrowth and cut down a few small trees. We found several grave markers. Also Team Rubicon reset a military grave marker that had been pulled out of the ground many years ago. It is now reset in the plot where it belongs.
We are now raising money to replace Dr. Tancil’s headstone, which vanished from the family plot at the end of July 2015. We have a new stone, thanks to a generous donor, but will need to have it inscribed to match the original.
On Saturday, October 22, we will be hosting a dedication ceremony at East End to honor Dr. Tancil and his family, at least one of whom will be in attendance.
Our fund-raising goal is $500. Any money left over will go into our fledgling Adopt-a-Stone fund, which will help us pay to replace other missing or damaged headstones at the cemetery.
We would be deeply grateful for your contribution to this effort. Dr. Tancil is one of the great unsung leaders of Richmond, and your support will help preserve his memory.