Kudos to the cemetery project, society

Published 9:47 am Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A large crowd showed its support for The Charlotte County Adopt-a-Cemetery Youth Members Project by attending last week’s sidewalk sale that the Charlotte County Historical & Genealogical Society held in Drakes Branch. According to society founder Bea King, more than 150 people showed up for the event. Those attending contributed hundreds of dollars to the Adopt-a-Cemetery initiative, which is part of The Charlotte County Cemetery Project of Virginia (CCCPV). The CCCPV helps to clean up and maintain cemeteries in the county while also teaching its adult and youth members about the inscriptions and symbols on the tombstones. Including the donations made over the phone, King said the sidewalk sale raised $473.50 for the Adopt-a-Cemetery initiative, helping to pay for water bottles, sunscreen, bug spray, gas for the weed eater, paper, snacks and more. We commend the hard work of the volunteers of this stellar initiative, along with the members and leadership of the society. Pictured, dressed up as Drake the Clown, Linwood Davis poses for a photo with Jessie Dunkley during the sidewalk sale. (Send Pictures of the Week with names and a description to PicOfTheWeek@TheCharlotteGazette.com).