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M.D. helping cemetery committees

Posted on December 18, 2013 by Vauxhall Advance

When it comes to remembering those who have passed away, Municipal District of Taber passed a couple of motions to aid both the Grassy Lake Prairieview Cemetery Society and the Vauxhall Cemetery Committee.

People have been buried at the Grassy Lake cemetery over the years in which loved ones do not know the exact location as no headstones were made.

“Previously we had these names etched into a rock, but the rock has eroded away and the names are becoming illegible. We would like to have a plaque made up with these names on it and attach it to said rock,” said Margaret Kast, vice president of the Grassy Lake Prairieview Cemetery Society, in correspondence with the M.D. of Taber.

The Grassy Lake committee asked for $3,000 for the project.

“Council has agreed to support the initiative to provide for a suitable memorial for the names of the individuals who were (interred) in the Grassy Lake cemetery,” said Derrick Krizsan, municipal administrator for the M.D. of Taber, in discussions after council’s Dec. 10 meeting.

The M.D. will also be sending a letter of support for the Vauxhall Cemetery Committee in its quest for a Community Facilities Enhancement Program (CFEP) grant.

“It includes the construction of ribbons for headstones as well as other improvements to the cemetery,” said Krizsan.

“We’ve also dedicated some trees for landscaping for 2014 as well as landscaping, mowing and staff to go in there once a week to assist the cemetery society with maintenance.”

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