This has been an amazing summer for the completion of our restoration projects in Roslyn’s Cemeteries.
Members of the various lodges have done a great job of improving the appearance of their respective cemeteries while volunteers continue with their efforts to restore the few remaining cemeteries.
Here is an update:
Our local Boy Scout Troop, under the leadership of Mark Huthcinson, is drawing plans to replace the picket fence separating Silvio Pellico from Redmen. Mark’s leadership on this project will fulfill the requirements for him to achieve Scouting’s Eagle Award. Mark will have the entire troop cutting pickets in August 2016 and installation of the fence will take place in September. The scouts will provide the labor while our Cemetery Fund will pay for the lumber.
On July 28th, 52 young ladies from Bothel, all members of the LDS church, arrived to help maintain the grounds. Some raked the Redmen and Silvio Pelico, while others helped clean up the Sokol Lodge and National Croatian Cemeteries. They loaded several pickups and a trailer with pine needles and branches and appeared to have a great time doing so. Oh to be young again! Thanks to Braven Bendzak, Wayne and Connie Wanecheck and Jennie Henderson for helping us with this project.
The girls helped us to prepare the National Croatian Cemetery for sod and as they were leaving, Mr. Rob Iverson arrived and donated 18 rolls of sod leftover from a landscaping project.
We could not have completed these projects without our wonderful volunteers and as always, your donations enable us to continue with the process of restoring cemetery grounds.
We are achieving our goals, and the cemeteries are looking great!