McDonough cemetery gets spring cleaning

McDONOUGH – Once again, about 45 people gathered in the McDonough Village Union Cemetery to help beautify it for another year. Most were local people, but some came from out of town to help tend the plots of their ancestors, friends and those of people they never knew.

Virtually the whole cemetery was raked of fall leaves and spruce cones and a team of men reset and straightened many of the older stones and markers. Grass seed was planted on many of the bare spots and topsoil was used to fill in some low spots. The lot between the church and cemetery was also brushed out and cleaned up. Additional trash barrels were placed at the entrance and by the new sexton’s shed and a water barrel has been provided for those who cannot bring in their own water for plants.

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