Established in 2009, the Cemetery Advisory Committee is charged with oversight of the preservation, beautification and enhancement of the Fairview/New Hope and Mt. Memorial cemeteries.
After extensive vandalism was found in the Fairview/New Hope cemeteries in June 2009, the community rallied to help with clean up. Since then, volunteers and staff have reset and leveled hundreds of grave markers.
In addition to financial contributions and countless volunteer hours, the cemeteries have benefited from donations of sand, pea gravel, monument compound, buckets, water and the use of heavy equipment donated to our efforts.
To help maintain that momentum, the Cemetery Advisory Committee has organized regular work days to level and reset markers, trim brush and pick up trash in the cemeteries. Work days are generally held on the 3rd Saturday of the month (April - October). Volunteers are invited to assist on work days. Contact Tom Garland for additional information via email or 816-439-4384.