- Associated Press - Sunday, March 30, 2014

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The Vicksburg National Military Park is looking for volunteers to help paint battlefield cannons and carriages and the iron gates at Vicksburg National Cemetery on April 5.

The Vicksburg Post reported (http://bit.ly/1jL0v9n) the effort is part of the annual Civil War Trust Park Day.

Park natural resource program manager Virginia DuBowy says volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the USS Cairo Museum parking lot.

Volunteers should dress for outdoor work and in clothes that they can expect to be soiled with paint. She recommends long-sleeve shirts, long pants, tennis shoes or work boots, and work gloves.”

The park will provide a pizza lunch for volunteers at noon at the USS Cairo picnic area.

More information is available by phoning DuBowy at 601-619-2921 or emailing her at virginia_dubowy@nps.gov.

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the country. The group began holding Park Day in 1996. In 2013, nearly 8,000 volunteers donated more than 36,000 services hours at 105 historic sites across the country.


Information from: The Vicksburg Post, http://www.vicksburgpost.com

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