Rockford Lions log cemetery, would love pics, info

Rockfordian Lynn Zimmerman cashes in on the Rockford Lions logging of the Pioneer Cemetery. Filling the bed of his pickup truck, Lynn worked with Lions in their Saturday restoration of this neglected community treasure.

The Rockford Lions continue their efforts to restore Pioneer Cemetery (in front of North Rockford Middle School by Ten Mile Road). According to accounts they have heard, the cemetery has been in poor repair for as long as the lifetimes of many of our long-term residents. It is hoped that someone may have an old photo or account of what the cemetery might have looked like when it was properly maintained. Email stanhone@charter.net or call at 616 866-9615 if you have any information.

Heeding the good advice of the Rockford Garden Club’s Master Gardener Nancy Hoovler, the logging now ends and the Lions turn to converting the Garden Club’s master plan into a reality. Trees will be labeled to add to the property’s use as a nature study are for the use of area schools. Additional plantings are planned to accent the inherent beauty of the the slopes and valley. Finally, a formal, informative entry way will be opened off the west parking lot.

Information and photographs of the Pioneer Cemetery would be of great help in brining this urban beauty spot back to its original status. Answers to today’s questions lie in yesterday’s family album. Please open yours and contact the Lions by calling Stan or calling (616) 866-4103.

 

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