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Friends Spring Activities

2010 &2011


Spring time is always a busy time for the Friends. Here are some photographs of the Friends in action in the springs of 2010 & 2011


Spring 2011 - Trustees, scouts, and some local families joined in our clean up!


Spring 2010  April 10th spring cleaning event at Oakwood. In addition to several Friends, we had local girl and boy scouts, as well as Royal Rangers helping over the weekend. Thanks to everyone for a great job!

 Raking was the biggest task of the day, especially in the front portion of the cemetery. Volunteers also picked up brush and other debris. In the photo below cemetery trustee Bob Piper lends a hand hauling brush and leaves to the curb.

Time for a water and cookie break! Member Tom Byrnes examines nearby trees as he waits his turn at the break table!



The Williams Family Cemetery on Short Tract Road is the resting place of local pioneer George Williams and his family.On May 20th a small group of Friends did a much needed cleaning of the historic cemetery.

Right: Joan Schumaker, Jim McMaster and Tom Cook are hard at work cutting back the berry bushes and other brush in and around the plot. Trees were also trimmed back.

Bottom left: Only three stones remain in the cemetery. The family stone, shown here is in good condition. The Friends also placed a new American flag at the grave site. The names shown are the children of George and Alma Williams.

Bottom Right: Almost done! The cemetery looks much better!


Flowers are an important part of any cemetery's landscape. The Friends of Nunda Cemeteries are happy to be able to help Oakwood Cemetery by providing and planting flowers.

Upper Left: The raised flower bed at the West Street entrance has been planted with a red, white, and blue theme by Joan Schumaker. Joan also did the urn in the upper right. This urn has been empty for some time. It was cleaned up by workcrews last fall and planted by Joan this spring. The urn, in K Section, is believed to be owned by the cemetery and not part of a family plot.

Bottom Right: Some might remember the fountain that once stood in the cemetery. The center angel was stolen several years ago, and the water was shut off to the fountain. The Cemetery Association gave the Friends the approval to re purpose the old fountain base into a flower bed. The flowers and planting was done by Don and Val Griffing. This "new" flower bed is not far from the Soldiers Monument.


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