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Story last updated at 9:26 PM on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cemetery cleanup set for Saturday

In 2009, the Kachemak Bay Lions participated in their first clean-up day at the Hickerson Memorial Cemetery. We have counted it as a privilege and an honor to be able to tend to the graves and thank the city of Homer for their support and permission. The city's budget is limited to general maintenance and we look forward to continuing our budding beautification project. This year marks our third, and the effort has grown each year.

We have been met with overwhelming support and encouragement from the city of Homer and others we contacted in our efforts to get this going. Our first year, we discovered several headstones that had been hidden under years of growth as their loved ones were no longer able to care for their graves. We hope to do more in the future.

We will be providing refreshments on May 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and welcome anyone in the community to join us. Please bring any garden tools you have, including wheelbarrows and weed eaters. We welcome all input. Please call me with any ideas or questions you may have at 299-3765.

We are looking forward to a productive day and would love to see you there. Many hands make light work.

Thank you,

Amy Johnson, committee chairperson

Kachemak Bay Lions