October 21 work day

We worked at East End for about 3 hours this morning.  We had 44 volunteers from VCU, University of Richmond, community members and core group volunteers.   We got a lot of brush cleaned from the entrance area of the cemetery.  We also cleared off graves, hauled fallen trees that got cut up and found a few gravestones.  The UR students also were doing gravestone GPS research and other related project.   Two UR women finished filling in the potholes by the entrance to Evergreen.   The road is now relatively smooth.  A lot was done and we now have a big brush pile at the cemetery entrance.  Our thanks to everyone who came out and helped.

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Oct. 20 work day

We worked at East End for 5+ hours today. We had 26 volunteers including 24 from Grove Christian School and 1 VCU student. This enthusiastic bunch of young people got a lot of clearing done by the entrance sign, got the rest of the potholes on the entrance road filled, carried away fallen trees that I cut up and found one gravestone. We also took a tour to Maggie Walker’s grave.

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Oct. 7 work day

We worked at East End for 8+ hours today. We had 65 volunteers most of whom were from the Chesterfield area congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We got a whole lot done. We got a lot of plots and weeds cleared. We got weed whacking done. We got fallen trees cut up and hauled out. We got many gravestones cleaned with D/2. We got quite a few grave markers uncovered and clean off. We got trash that had been dumped in the past week hauled to a central pile to have the county pick up later.

We also made a interesting discovery. We noticed today that one of the small rectangular gravestones we had uncovered at least 2 years ago was engraved on both sides. We had never seen that before.

We also had 3 visitors, all from VCU.

We want to thank everyone that came out and helped on this warm humid day.

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Oct. 6 work day

We worked at East End for 3+ hours this morning. We had 17 from VCU and UR out helping. They cleaned plots, recorded GPS coordinates and recorded other gravestone data. I weed whacked some weeds and filled a couple potholes.

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Oct. 5 work day

We worked at East End this afternoon for 2 hours. We had 18 women from the VCU Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority out helping. They cleared several plots and found one grave marker.

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Sept. 30 work day

We worked at East End for 3+ hours this morning. We had 16 volunteers including 8 from VCU ASPiRE, 2 community members and 6 core group. We whacked weeds, mowed, clearing plots and hauled brush and found several grave markers. We also filled many of the pot holes on the entrance road. Great work done by all.

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Sept. 27 work day

We worked about 3 hours at East End this morning. We had 9 7th grade students and 1 teacher from The Steward School. They worked clearing tall weeds and brush that grew up this summer. They also found 1 grave marker. I did some weed whacking.

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