|Prior to Saturday, May 31st cleanup. Photo taken by Jim Ravencraft.|
|Working to uncover the Backus grave. Photo taken by Robin Foster.|
As chairperson of the project appointed by Greenwood County Councilman Gonza Bryant, I was thrilled with everyone's effort. They had a good portion of the cemetery cleared in 90 minutes. We would not have come as far in that amount of time if it had not been for Faith Home volunteers who brought their own equipment. A member of Weston Chapel AME brought her daughter.
|After initial cleanup. Photo taken by Jim Ravencraft.|
We discovered a few new graves beneath the undergrowth, and they have been documented. I was so disgusted to see all the debris over Rev. L. S. Burnett's grave (beers bottles, trash, a bra, medicine bottles). That is one spot that I want to see cleared soon so that it can longer be used in that way.
|Robin Foster, Saturday, May 31st. Photo taken by Ellis McClure|
We have a long way to go until this cemetery is brought up to standard. To learn more about Fairview Cemetery, click here. We are hoping to find people to donate labor and money that can be used to clean and maintain the cemetery. Our next cleanup dates are:
- June 10, 2014 at 8 am
- June 28, 2014 at 8 am
If you would like to send a donation, please forward it to: