Group collects donations for cemetery

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

BONO, AR (KAIT) - More than 50 people visited Oak Ridge Cemetery in Bono on Sunday.

The cemetery association hosted their annual memorial program and collected donations.

The group needs those donations to help with cemetery upkeep.

Several of the event organizers say keeping the cemetery in good shape is important to people who have loved ones buried there.

"Well, I think, it's real important you know my mother and dad's there," said Bill Puckett, who serves as president of the cemetery association. "It's just a family thing, I got a lot of uncles, grandpa, grandmother, and kin-folks, no telling how many graves is directly kin to me."

The group needed to collect about $1,500 in donations, with money being used to pay for mowing the cemetery.

The group is also hoping to get more young people involved in taking care of the cemetery on a regular basis.

The first weekend in June, they held a cemetery cleanup, but they only had six volunteers.

They hope by holding events like this more people will lend a hand at the cemetery.

If you would like to donate to the cemetery you can mail in a donation to P.O. Box 416, Bono, AR 72416.

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