Help with cemetery maintenance day appreciated
May 14, 2014 | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the editor:

Land Between The Lakes is a popular outdoor area for education, history and various sports activities for local residents from surrounding counties and vacationers from Kentucky and states across the nation.

Land Between The Lakes is a special place for former residents of the area with fond memories and friendships. As many people know, the U.S. Forest Service does not maintain the cemeteries in LBL, but this responsibility is that of the family and friends of the area.

On Saturday, May 3, Matheny/Cumberland/Ferguson Springs Cemeteries was the scene for a spring maintenance day. Many may wonder what a groups activities are for the day. When we arrived at 8:30 a.m., men were mowing, raking leaves, picking up sticks and using the weed eater. Work continued with preparing recent graves for sowing grass seed and spreading straw. Some graves needed more dirt added with more seeding and spreading straw. Moving this dirt was with a shovel and wheel barrow. Some limbs were trimmed, markers were cleaned of grass and old faded flowers were removed. All the men worked together to straighten a large, very old marker that was leaning. We did take a break at mid-morning and visit with our friends.

We would like to thank those who attended: Leon Bland, Henry Higgins, Donnie and Linda Pogue, Jesse Thomas and Jim Wallace of Cadiz; Wanda Lane and Matthew Oakley of Gilbertsville; and Paul Dixon of Dickson, Tenn. We would also like to thank The Cadiz Record and WKDZ for their help in letting everyone know of this activity.

Jimmie and Vickey Lane, Cadiz
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