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Baton Rouge cemetery gets some much needed attention

2 years 3 months 2 weeks ago February 08, 2015 Feb 8, 2015 Sunday, February 08 2015 February 08, 2015 11:09 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc

BATON ROUGE - A cemetery is getting a face lift with the help of local organizations.

The Lutheran Cemetery, on Eddie Robinson, Sr. Avenue was flooded with people trying to make a difference.

The Trinity Lutheran Church and Friends of City Park sponsored a community wide clean up, Saturday.

More than 150 volunteers showed up to pitch in and some of them live in the neighborhood. They said they appreciate the efforts of everyone to get the gravesite clean.

Larry Coleman's parents are buried at the cemetery and to see the space clean is special to him.

"I'm just overjoyed because this is something I've been wanting to see for a long time. And to see it materialize is a blessing," said Coleman.

Volunteers said their next step is getting funding to help with the upkeep of the property.

 

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