Volunteers sought for Red River Cemetery restoration and beautification
By Dream and Tom Ruley


Posted on November 9, 2019 9:22 PM



 

Many people who consider Logan County their home have ancestors buried in the Red River Meetinghouse Cemetery. The tombstones and markers you discover in this cemetery are a history in themselves and fascinating to read. They date back over 225 years when this area was first being settled.

Many of the tombstones and markers have started to sink into the ground. Others have become hidden with an overgrowth of small trees and plants.

The cemetery has been taken care of by the Red River Meetinghouse and Cemetery Association for decades and requests people join us for two days of beautification and restoration. We want to clear the overgrowth so the oldest tombstones will no longer be hidden.

Please join us at the Red River Meetinghouse on Saturdays November 16 and 23. We will work from 9-4. Volunteers will be providing a delicious lunch of soup and sandwiches. Please bring whatever tools you are comfortable with. We suggest small chainsaws, heavy duty pruners, loppers, buckets for water, grubbing hoes (to dig out small roots), shovels, gloves, and weed eaters.  Bring whatever you would use to clean out a fence row on your own property. 

Please mark or tag your tools so they won't be mistaken and go home with the wrong person.

Please let us know if you will be coming so we can plan food accordingly. Also if you leave a number we can call you if inclement weather or cancellation becomes necessary.

Richard Moore 270-539-6528

Dreama Ruley 270-776-6721

 




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