June 24 work day

We worked at East End for 3+ hours this morning. We had 14 volunteers including 3 from Together We Will Henrico and rest were community members and regulars. We spent a lot of the time picking up fallen branches and cutting up fallen trees and getting everything hauled to our dumpster or brush pile. We did spend some time clearing graves. We didn’t find any gravestones but did find what we think is a plot marker. I also did some mowing.

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Henrico TV story

Henrico TV is airing a very nice program about East End Cemetery this week. Depending on which cable provider you have, their channel is on Comcast 17 or Verizon 39. The show will air M, W, F, and Su at even hours. 8, 10, 12, etc.

It is available on their website here:

http://henrico-va.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=2435

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June 19 work day

We worked out at East End for about 3 hours today. We had 33 volunteers out this morning. They were students and staff involved with New Student Orientation at VCU. We hauled trash, cleared several plots and found a couple gravestones. I also ran the weed eater a little bit.

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June 17 work day

We worked at East End for 3+ hours this morning. We had 7 volunteers including 3 from the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and 4 regulars. We pulled and clipped weeds around gravestones, had 2 weed whackers running and picked up some trash that had been dumped.

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June 10 work day

We worked at East End for 3+ hours this morning. We had 24 volunteers including students from Sigma Lambda Upsilon/SeƱoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. at VCU, students from UVA, volunteers from the Federal Reserve of Richmond, UR professor and family, community members and regulars. We did maintenance the whole time. We cleaned up overgrowth in plots, ran weed eaters and a mower. We made a dent in the spring growth. One new gravestone was found and pieces to an already uncovered gravestone were found.

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May 29 work day

Six of us regulars worked at East End for up to 7+ hours today. We cut and pulled weeds, whacked weeds and talked with family members visiting graves at the cemetery. Also I repaired one of the courtesy markers. Dennis also stopped by and placed more flags on the graves of veterans at East End.

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May 27 work day

We worked at East End for 4+ hours this morning. We had 35 volunteers, a few of whom ran weed eaters. They got a bunch of weeds whacked. The others worked on clearing and got a bunch of clearing done and uncovered a couple gravestones. Henrico TV was out for a while filming the work at East End.

Also, Dennis Estlock and Ryan Jones had 12 folks out placing flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen and East End. They placed 180+ flags.

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