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Day of Service - Mt. Olive Cemetery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Serviing our community in more than just housing, the Baton Rouge Area Homes team is committed to Baton Rouge.  Here one of our Realtors helps with Mt. Olive upkeep.

I had the privilege of volunteering yesterday on a project to help clean up Mt. Olive Cemetery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Mt. Olive is one of the oldest cemeteries in Baton Rouge - with a founding date of around 1850.  Unfortunately it does not have a caretaker or funding to help keep the cemetery maintained.

Hands on Baton Rouge organized a clean-up day for the cemetary - which was a follow-up to a previous clean-up day they organized in October.  We painted/whitewashed as many of the above ground tombs as we had paint for and when we ran out of paint, we cleaned up leaves and branches that were choking the ground around so many tombs.

It was truly amazing to read some of the tombstones that had dates of people born in the early 1800's and whose tombstones looked as if they had been hand-carved by their family members.  The cemetery contains an extremely diverse group of individuals - many who had key roles in making Baton Rouge the city it is today.  I'm really hopeful that there is another clean-up day at Mt. Olive so we can get the rest of the tombs cared for.

Hands on Baton Rouge is a group of Volunteer! Baton Rouge which is a full-service volunteer center and committed advocate for innovative social change.  I volunteered to this event through Forum 35 - which is another group dedicated to improving Baton Rouge.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsAnn Dail • January 19 2011 05:10PM