We would like to thank everyone who came out to make our 2nd annual Cemetery clean-up a great success. Many monuments were cleaned and straightened. We are making our cemetery something that Mazeppa can be proud of !
The 2nd annual cemetery clean-up took place Saturday May 5th, 2012. Like last year, the morning started out damp having received almost an inch of rain the previous night. A few members of the Mazeppa Musketeers 4H club gathered at 10 o’clock and immediately went to work picking up the dead branches that also had fallen, later to be instructed by Tom Stahman on the art of cleaning monuments. Joined by three of the Martin sisters, the group of young volunteers removed the green lichen from a few of the monuments, leaving them much more legible. Three teams of older volunteers went to work straightening, raising, and edging monuments and footstones. The time went quickly and by late afternoon the work was put to an end with the gathering of rain clouds and thunder once again. But not until a noticeable improvement in the looks of the cemetery was accomplished . Check out the pix for more detail of the groups work.