Green Hill Cemetery Revitalization

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The Office of Educational Outreach and the Green Society at Kentucky State University are sponsoring a fundraiser for work that needs to be done to improve conditions at Frankfort's historic African-American cemetery. Both the Frankfort Cemetery and Green Hill are on the National Historic Register but Green Hill is not so well cared for as the other. Green Hill needs funding to restore some markers, new fencing, and to repair the retaining wall that runs along the E. Main St. sidewalk. Green Hill Cemetery is home to one of only four monuments in the country to African-American soldiers that served in the Civil War. Many veterans from other wars are buried there as well. To give these veterans a well-cared for resting place is the only honorable thing to do. We will be collecting old cell phones, inkjet cartridges, laptops and netbooks, ipads and tablets, ipods and mp3 players, digital cameras and camcorders, game consoles (Xbox, Wii & PS3), GPS devices and radar detectors, ebook readers, and gold, silver, and platinum jewelry. Donation receipts are available for your tax return. You can bring your donations to the Roy Chappelle Building on KSU campus Mon-Fri from 9-4pm. Or, call Irma Johnson 597-5845 or Nancy Thompson 597-6799, and we will be happy to pick your donation up. Please help us to make this cemetery as beautiful as it should be.

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