June 15 work day

We worked 3+ hours at East End this morning. We had 20 volunteers and visitors. We ran 2 mowers and a trimmer. We also pulled and cut weeds and trimmed overhanging branches. Also, folks from Oakwood Arts were at the cemetery making cynatypes. They finally had a sunny day at the cemetery to get good results.

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June 12 work day

We had 25 volunteers this morning at East End from All Saints Church, Pawleys Island, SC. We also had 3 core team members. We worked about 3 hours clearing summer growth, cleaning gravestones, digging out plot walls, digging up/cutting out stumps, digging out yucca and digging out and cleaning plot sills and entrance steps. The area where they worked looks great as shown in the picture.

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June 1 work day

We worked 3+ hours at East End this morning. We had 3 community members and 4 core team members volunteering. We mowed, cleared vegetation and ran trimmers.

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May 25 work day

We worked 3+ hours at East End this morning. We had 2 repeat volunteers and 5 core team members who mowed, trimmed, sawed and did general maintenance. A couple of black snakes showed up to help. Some family members were out to maintain family plots. Some other volunteers came out and put new flags on the graves of veterans.

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May 11 work day

We worked 3+ hours at East End this morning. We had 25 volunteers helping us including folks from St. Paul’s Church, folks from Cub Scout Pack 501, other community members and 6 core team members. Most folks were cutting and pulling all the new weeds and cutting ivy off of the trees. A couple of us ran a trimmer and mowers. We got a lot taken care of. More of the cemetery looks in good condition now.

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May 18 work day

We worked 3+ hours this warm and humid morning at East End. We had 13 folks from First Baptist Church of South Richmond Mentorship Program, a community member and 4 core team. The FBC folks worked on freeing up a piece of iron fencing that had fallen down and had gotten covered by ivy and they also worked at cleaning gravestones. We also had a couple of trimmers going.

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May 4 work day

We worked 3+ hours this morning at East End. We had 11 volunteers including 2 VCU students, 1 Cosby H.S. student, 3 community members and 5 core team members. We mowed, we trimmed, we cleaned around grave markers and we cut ivy off of the trees. We had 2 mowers and 3 trimmers that we put to use and got a lot done on a warm and humid morning.

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