- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. (AP) - Historic cemeteries in eastern Indiana could get face-lifts through a project designed to train volunteers to tend the sites.

Western Wayne Heritage Inc. in Cambridge City has created the Restoration in Peace, or R.I.P., project to develop a pool of professionally trained volunteers to help restore historic cemeteries.

The (Connersville) News-Examiner (https://bit.ly/1IFrq5N ) reports the group received a grant from the Wayne County Foundation to fund six training workshops. The goal is to train 60 volunteers, who then will train others.

R.I.P. co-chairwoman Aleesa Drennen says many historic cemeteries lack owners, and their care often falls to township trustees who lack the funding and training to maintain them.


Information from: Connersville News-Examiner, https://www.newsexaminer.com

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