May 9th Facklers Grove Cemetery work day

The Ely Community History Society is asking for volunteers to help during a work morning (9:00 a.m. to noon) at Facklers Grove Cemetery on Saturday, May 9th (rain-date will be May 16th).  Volunteers will gather at the Ely Community Center at 9:00 a.m.  The Ely Community Center is located at 1570 Rowley St, Ely, IA - it is a 2-story brown brick building on the south side of Rowley Street just after you turn off W6E (also State Street),
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Work will include general spring clean-up, picking up sticks, clearing growth in the fence line, identifying and clearing gravestone areas, and cleaning gravestones. Tools to bring include shovels, digging forks, rakes, whisk brooms, stiff nylon brushes, trowels and loppers.  Wear  gloves, clothes and shoes suitable for working, and bring bug spray and water if you wish.

If you wish to help, please call Barb Horak at

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