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Scio community clean up at Fairlawn Cemetery planned for April 29th


Please remove “unseasonal items” from family graves

Fairlawn Cemetery in Scio will begin its spring cleaning soon.  We are requesting those who maintain loved one’s graves to remove all unseasonal items, such as wreaths and flags, as well as broken items from graves by April 29, 2024. The Board of Trustees, with some help from local high school students, will be doing cleanup on the 29th.   Items not removed will be discarded after that date unless prior arrangements have been made for pickup.  Volunteers from the community are welcome to help with clean up! 

As memorials have been commonly left along gravestones we are asking for solar lights, poles, and other items also be placed as close to gravestones as possible and along the side instead of the front of gravestones for ease of mowing and trimming.

We receive no Federal, State, or local funding, and our officers and board members are all unpaid volunteers.  We are required by NYS laws to pay minimum wage ($15 per hour) to all hired workers and operate on a limited budget making it difficult to make improvements we would like to make.  Donations, which are tax deductible, are always appreciated. 

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to serve on our board, please call President Daniel Lounsberry at 585-593-8506 or JoAnne White, treasurer at 585-610-2756.

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