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Funding for gazebo project under way
by Tim Delaney
Aug 12, 2013 | 843 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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A model of the proposed gazebo for Oakwood Cemetery shows the rear of the gazebo where visitors can find a directory to locate graves. The front of the gazebo is open for events and ceremonies.
Tim Gloria photo A model of the proposed gazebo for Oakwood Cemetery shows the rear of the gazebo where visitors can find a directory to locate graves. The front of the gazebo is open for events and ceremonies.
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REFUGIO – The Oakwood Cemetery Association will have a workday on Saturday, Aug. 10, to promote its campaign to build a large gazebo on cemetery grounds, as well as help clean up, even if it’s just to pick up sticks.

Association President Paul Weeks said the group has a need for people with grass trimmers to help out on the workday. The workday begins at 8 a.m. and ends at noon.

Refreshments will be provided.

Weeks said plans are to construct the gazebo in the north part of section 1A – a large empty quadrant near the flag pole.

“The intent is to have a bathroom, storage area for chairs and no longer have a use for tents,” Weeks said.

“It can be used for family reunions. We will open it up for the community,” he added.

The gazebo, designed by Tim Gloria, will be octagonal in shape and have a cupola for ventilation. Also, one side of the gazebo will be closed in and the rear of the closed-in area will have a directory for grave locations.

The goal is to have the gazebo completed within a year.

The estimated cost of the gazebo is $47,000, and so far, $17,000 has been committed.

Donations will be accepted – small or large – for the gazebo. Contributors may have their name placed on a plaque or brick.

Donations can be made to Association members James Henry, LaNell Wright and Vicki Johnson.

The Association’s last project was benches, and that has been done.

Anybody who has a loved one in the cemetery or who is an owner of a plot is welcome to come.
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