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Old State Burial Ground work day is this Saturday

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By The Staff

The second annual work day for improvements at the Old State Burial Ground in Vandalia is this Saturday.
The Community Action Day at the cemetery, located on Edwards Street between First and Second streets, is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The main focus will be cleaning headstones, but volunteers are also needed to help put out 87 flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day, removing debris, mapping, photographing headstones and record-keeping.
The work day is funded in part by Thrivent Financial, who has given $250 for cleaning supplies and is also providing T-shirts for the workers.
A free lunch will also be provided for workers.
Those interested in participating in the work day are asked to contact Dorothy Donley (283-1916 or ddon.1422@sbcglobal.net) as soon as possible to get a count for lunch.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes and old shoes, and they may want to take a lawn chair for lunch and garden gloves if you plan to do yard work or clean headstones.