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Restoration of Municipal Cemetery in progress - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

October 1, 2016

Restoration of Municipal Cemetery in progress

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Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 12:05 am

We have an update on the city of Galveston Municipal Cemetery Restoration Project sponsored by the Ball High Class of 1963.

The city has installed a new sign on the Avenue T1/2 street side of the cemetery and has begun filling in grave sites that have fallen in due to the Ike storm and erosion.

Elizabeth Head of the Oleander Society helped secure 30 oleander trees, which were donated by the garden department of Moody Gardens. These trees will be placed at the edge of the cemetery property to form a border.

A marker has been ordered from Ott Monuments to identify the large granite rock designated for victims of the 1900 Storm. To date we have collected $1,075 in donations.

We have scheduled a volunteer workday on May 22 to help straighten some of the headstones and do some light work. Bring your shovels and help. Remember to makes check donations to the city of Galveston. Mail donations to, Parks and Recreation, Galveston Municipal Cemetery Restoration Project, Kala Rhodes, 2222 28th St., Galveston, TX 77550.