Chamber After Hours to spotlight progress at Pioneer Thursday

Published 3:36 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Get an update on the work being done in one of the city’s most historic places and enjoy some food and fellowship at Thursday evening’s Chamber After Hours in Pioneer Cemetery. The event is set for 5-6:30 p.m. April 29.

“We want to invite members and guests to stop by and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at Pioneer. It will be a great opportunity to see the progress we have made there in cleaning and repairing some of the graves,” said Pioneer Cemetery Preservation Association chair Anne Feathers.

The PCPA has held several workdays to clean and spruce up the grounds and is also raising funds to bring experts in to restore some of the most damaged gravesites. Members of some of the city’s oldest families are buried in Pioneer, along with Captain William Butler, the man for whom the county was named.

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In the event of rain, Feathers said the After Hours would be moved to the parish hall of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church.