Thank you for cemetery support
Friends of Auburn Community Cemetery Inc. made its debut in the 7th annual “Give Local MOV” day of giving held on May 5. The results greatly exceeded our expectations — with donations amounting to $6,439 from 29 supporters (including 17 first-time donors), plus $2,500 in matches from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and two generous Challenge Match supporters, for a total of $8,939 going to the fund to provide for the long-term care and maintenance of the Auburn Community Cemetery.
Total giving to the 54 organizations that participated in “Give Local MOV” was over $470,000, from more than 1,500 people, and was up 25 percent over last year’s results!
On behalf of our Board of Directors (Lorna “Happy” Garrison Benton, Darwin Drain, Dwight Goff, Shelia Sommerville Scadden, Bob Sommerville and myself), I extend our thanks to all who donated. This is a very nice “boost” to our effort to generate a $100,000 fund to provide support for the cemetery’s preservation beyond our lifetimes.
Jerry L. Watson