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Preservation group hosts picnic at Pioneer Cemetery

The Pioneer Cemetery Preservation Association continues in its mission to “see the vision, learn the plan and join the effort.” The group already has a plenty of volunteers ready to help do further cleaning and sprucing up at the historic and long-neglected downtown cemetery this weekend, says Anne Feathers, chair of the committee.

“We will be cleaning graves this Saturday, April 25. Volunteers from both the Rotary Club and the Parmer Scholars Group will be giving us a hand that day, so we are looking forward to getting lots accomplished this weekend,” Feathers said.

“We will have more clean up days in the future, and are always looking for willing volunteers to help us out on those dates.”

The PCPA wants to invite all those interested in supporting the cleaning and restoration of the historic burial site to a special event on Saturday, May 2.

The Pioneer Cemetery Picnic is set for 11:30 a.m. that day at the cemetery’s South Park Street location.

Box lunches catered by The Chef’s Table downtown will be available by reservation.

The cost will be $10 and RSVPs are requested by April 24.

“We are very excited to be holding this event,” said Feathers. “We want people to see the progress we have already made on improving the site and learn about future plans for the restoration of this historic cemetery.”

In the event of inclement weather, the meal will be held at The Chef’s Table at 207 East Commerce St.

To reserve a boxed lunch, phone Anne Feathers at 334-382-0229 or email at afeathers@camelliacom.com. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 782, Greenville, AL 36037.