City Council donates to East End Cemetery project for African American grave markers
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jan 15, 2014 | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey (above) announced at last Tuesday's Cadiz City Council meeting that Kentucky Machine and Engineering owner Chappell Allen is donating $5,000 to the African American Monument project at East End Cemetery. The project will cost $10,000.</i>
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Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey (above) announced at last Tuesday's Cadiz City Council meeting that Kentucky Machine and Engineering owner Chappell Allen is donating $5,000 to the African American Monument project at East End Cemetery. The project will cost $10,000.

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A monument to African Americans buried without grave markers in East End Cemetery is much closer to being a reality.

Cadiz City Council members voted unanimously last Tuesday to donate $3,000 to the monument. Cadiz City Council member Todd King made the motion and fellow Council member Susan Bryant seconded.

Cadiz Renaissance on Main Committee member Paul Fourhsee, who also serves on the African American Memorial Committee, said that between that and a donation from some of the family of John Egerton, they have the majority of the $10,000 they need for the project.

“We have an idea for the memorial and a site picked out, and we are in the process of raising funds,” Fourshee said. “We should be able to see this materialize in the spring, and I’d certainly like to see an unveiling in the early summer.”

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