Jackson cemetery hosting last clean-up event for the season

2021 Cemetery cleanup event
2021 Cemetery cleanup event(People for the Parks and Trails)
Published: Oct. 25, 2022 at 7:05 AM EDT
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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) - People for the Parks and Trails (PPT) are heading back to Mt. Evergreen Cemetery for their annual Halloween cemetery cleanup.

Cleaning up Mt. Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 29 will be the last volunteer event of the 2022 season for PPT.

Volunteers will help in the removal of fallen branches, leaves, and trash from gravesites. There will also be grim stories shared of famous Jackson residents of yesteryear who are buried in the cemetery.

After a successful Halloween cleanup last year, PPT Co-Founder and President Aaron Dimick says the non-profit is looking forward to continuing this new tradition. “Mt. Evergreen Cemetery is a beautiful historic cemetery that’s operated by the City of Jackson. This time of year, it’s in need of some cleaning up so it can look its best for visitors,” Dimick said. “This will be a great volunteer opportunity for residents and families who’d like to visit a macabre-looking cemetery on Halloween weekend and help the community at the same time!”

Volunteers are to meet at the front cemetery entrance off Greenwood and Morrell streets at 10 a.m. The time commitment is expected to be about an hour.

Volunteer projects are open to all Jackson residents. Including children, provided they are supervised. No prior sign-up is needed. Volunteers can just show up and get to work!

With the official volunteer season running from April 1 to Nov. 1 every year, the Halloween cemetery cleanup will be the last planned event for 2022. Dimick says he’s encouraged to see the continued success of PPT. “As we work toward completing our volunteer season, it’s inspiring to see Jackson residents come together to care for their public spaces,” Dimick said. “We thank everyone who has supported our organization through volunteering and donating.”

More information can be found by visiting CityOfJackson.org/PeopleForParks or by visiting the People for the Parks and Trails Facebook page.

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