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Hurricane Cemetery needs help cleaning up

Hurricane Cemetery needs help cleaning up

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CARTERVILLE--  The storm has left and the clean up has begun. 

Mona Shemwell, the secretary-treasurer of Hurricane Cemetery-- says although they've started the work. She says she needs more hands on deck. 

Shemwell says, the cemetery is on a tight budget and when severe weather happens it makes things more difficult.

"There's limited funds it cost $5,000.00 a year to mow this lawn property," she adds, "We get maybe at this point 500 dollars a year in donations it goes all to the upkeep of the cemetery."

Shemwell says--she does her work for free. She said," In 1985 We were granted a charter as the Hurricane Cemetery Association...We became legal guardians it's just a group of volunteers."

She said this cemetery is important to her--because her great-grandparents are buried here. Shemwell also said there are some American Hero's buried here as well. "One is a vet from the war of 1812, "she said.

Shemwell hopes to get rid of the storm debris and have the cemetery looking nice very soon.

If you or someone you know wants to help with the cemetery clean-up -- call this number (618) 942-6543.
 

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