On August 19th the Hinesburg Cemetery Association with the help from the Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCO) will be doing work in one of the older sections of the Village Cemetery on Mechanicsville Road from 8 am to 1 pm.
Using expertise from the VOCA members, and help from community volunteers like you, our goal is to repair broken stones, fix those that have fallen or are leaning, and cleaning 150 years of nature from several monuments.
We need volunteers who can help with digging, using pry bars, some lifting and others who want to help with less strenuous labor can help clean the stones. It’s an opportunity to learn how to fix and clean stones for your own use and to gain experience for future work days in our cemeteries.
Bring your shovels, pry bars, water spray bottles and soft bristled brushes.
As an example of what 30 minutes of cleaning can do, drive into the Village Cemetery, go straight up off the main road, look at the first 2 tall stones on your left, one was cleaned one was not.
We would appreciate your support. If you can help us or know of an organization willing to do some community service, please pass the information along. Any help would be tremendous in our effort of beautifying the Cemetery to honor those who have gone before us.
Mary Jo Brace, Cemetery Commissioner