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Volunteers work at vandalized Pa. graveyard

May 13, 2014
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Volunteers have begun working to repair damage at a central Pennsylvania graveyard vandalized earlier this month.

The Centre Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1lgZJ3k ) reports that a crew from Mayes Memorials in Lemont and the Boalsburg Cemetery Association began work Monday at Boalsburg Cemetery, where more than 50 memorials were vandalized.

Volunteers used a crane and a block and tackle tripod to lift several of the desecrated markers upright.

Pete High, cemetery association president, said the plan is to restore almost all of the headstones by Memorial Day, when the village attracts thousands for the biggest local celebration of the holiday.

A few headstones near the Zion Lutheran Church will be left in the grass as a reminder of the vandalism and to help with fundraising.

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Information from: Centre Daily Times, http://www.centredaily.com

 
 

 

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