Cemetery Help Needed

April 22, 2010

Contact: Diane Galusha, 845-586-4973

Cemetery Help Needed

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown is seeking volunteers to help repair the grounds of the Arkville Cemetery on the Cut-off Road.

A work day is planned for Saturday, May 8 beginning at 9 a.m. If you can help, please contact coordinator Brian Wheaton at 586-2294, or just show up. Please bring shovels, rakes, clippers or chain saws if you have them.

Materials and equipment for the restoration of the cemetery, which dates back to the early 1800s, are being funded by a legislative grant provided by Assemblyman Clifford Crouch to the Town of Middletown. However, volunteers are needed to fill holes, clear brush, trim trees and help right several toppled stones.