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Volunteers Offer Services to Blanco Historic Cemetery
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • Posted March 10, 2009

One hundred and fifty-three years ago the first residents were interred on Farm Lot 37, now known as the Blanco Historical Cemetery. Since those days, the Old Cemetery has continued to fill up with those we love.

Many entire families lie within the perimeters of the Old Cemetery. Over three hundred veterans dating back to the very early days of Texas rest in peace.

Claire Klepac has generously been maintaining and updating a spreadsheet containing the names of the veterans buried in the Blanco Cemetery.

The Blanco Cemetery Board owes a special thanks to a group of volunteers who always respond positively to replacing tattered flags or posting new ones.

Phyllis Edmondson, Dorothy Dillon, Charlene and Raymond Singleton, Laura Mabrito, Carl Ziegler, Gene and Lavada Triesch, and Rudy Hernandez met in the Old Cemetery on Saturday, March 7 to place flag holders near veterans’ graves. Although many were placed, there are a few more that still have to be made.

The Board has also acquired the services of Sam Castillo who has volunteered to clean all of the trees. What a job that will be! Thanks, Sam!!!

The Cemetery Board also appreciates Joyce and Clifton Knoll for providing grave marking instructions to several of the directors.

Finally, Diane Hostetler and Tina Gourley spent Saturday morning doing much needed and greatly appreciated work in the office.

Visitors are encouraged to come to the cemetery, walk around, and see the changes being made. Please consider volunteering for work days at the cemetery. The next special meeting will be held Monday, March 16, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. in the Blanco Library.

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