Bryan to Host Cemetery Workday

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The city of Bryan is offering an opportunity to put your rake and other yard tools to use.

The 14th annual Bryan City Cemetery Workday will bring together volunteers who desire to beautify the city's oldest cemetery.

The event will be held Saturday May 12, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

City Sexton Bob Holmes says the event is a great community effort. Sometimes even people from out of town travel to Bryan to help maintain the cemetery.

"Spring is a beautiful season at the cemetery," Holmes said. "Mother's Day weekend can be an ideal time of the year to help beautify the lots of family and friends."

A traditional noon lunch will be held on the cemetery grounds, located at 1100 North Texas Avenue, near the Astin Chapel. The Bryan City Cemetery Association will provide drinks, while volunteers are asked to bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share.

The city will provide topsoil for use, as well as high-pressure equipment to clean headstones. Participants are asked to provide their own rakes, hand clippers and any other tools they wish to use during the workday.

The Bryan City Cemetery was established in 1868 and occupies more than 50 acres in North Bryan. Since its inception in 1920, the Bryan City Cemetery Association has developed and monitored beautification efforts and acts in an advisory capacity.