March 11 work day

We had a big crowd at East End yesterday helping to clean up. We had 170-175 volunteers out. All were various members of the community. We got a lot cleared and many grave markers were found. My thanks to everyone that came out to help.

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More March 11 details

Ticks are active again. We will have spray on site but if you have your own, bring it and use it.

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March 11 Event Weather

The latest forecast shows temps will be in the 30s and low 40s that morning with wind chills probably in the 20s and 30s all morning. Please dress accordingly!

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March 11 event details

Details about March 11 event:

Wear appropriate clothing – preferably boots, blue jeans and long sleeves.  Short and leggings are strongly discouraged due to all the vegetation with thorns.

Bring work gloves if you have them.

Bring yard tools if you want.  Be sure to mark them somehow as yours.

Car pool as much as possible .

There will be tools and gloves available.

Free parking will be at the Eastern Henrico Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Rd., Henrico, VA.  Shuttle buses will run from the parking lot to the cemeteries.  Please do not attempt to walk from the parking area to the cemeteries.   Shuttle buses will start running at 8:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

Day will start with brief remarks at the Evergreen entrance.   Coffee, juice and doughnuts will be available.

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March 6 work day

We worked out at East End and Evergreen for 3 hours this afternoon. We had 27 volunteers from CHAT and 2 regulars. We filled up the dumpster at East End and then moved to Evergreen and filled up the dumpster there. While clearing to fill up the dumpster, several grave markers were uncovered at both cemeteries.

Also a big Thank You! to Iris Macon for coming by and donating 15 cases of water for the event this coming Saturday.

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Grave marker count now over 2500

With the grave markers uncovered this past week, our count of grave markers found in East End Cemetery went over 2500. All are on Find A Grave. When we started the clean up, there were photos of only 65 grave markers on Find A Grave.

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Feb. 25 work day

We worked at East End for about 5 hours. We had 41 volunteers with 18 from HandsOn Richmond and the rest were community members and regulars. We got all the brush piles cleaned up and got all of the trash hauled to the front of the cemetery for the county to pick up. After that a lot of clearing was done and more grave markers uncovered.

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