An informational meeting about the Fackler's Grove Cemetery Project was held on July 23rd in the lower level of the Ely Community Center with 13 attending.
Barb Horak gave a brief history about how the early Ely area settlers came to Iowa, information on some of the families represented in the cemetery, and a bit of history on the cemetery itself.
Clary Illian talked about how the project started and progress so far. At present we are in the "clean-up" stage, and the entire project may take several years.
A discussion and question period ended the evening.
The owner of the land surrounding the cemetery expressed concern that people may be entering his farmstead and crossing his property without his knowledge or permission. For this reason we have posted directions on how to access the cemetery. Click here for that information.