St. Charles, Missouri (PRWEB) November 23, 2012
Seven members of the Baue Funeral Homes Property and Grounds team volunteered their Saturday, their equipment, and their time to help clean up Washington Park Cemetery - view the story Channel 5 ran about the condition of the cemetery grounds: http://ow.ly/froXC
Nearly 100 volunteers joined them in their efforts to make the cemetery grounds more accessible.
"One woman came to thank us and explained that her parents were buried there but hasn't been able to visit them in years because the grass was too tall to walk through," said Greg Fuller, Manager of Baue's Property and Grounds Team,
It's a loyalty to their work that makes Baue's Property and Grounds Team so exceptional.
"I know I'll never win the lottery but if I did, I'd go there and try to make it as beautiful as our cemetery," said Fuller.
The movement was started by Missouri Funeral Directors Association's Calvin Whittaker, who made it his mission to promote the cleanup through social media, flyers, and emails; the response was overwhelming.
About the Washington Park Cemetery
Amazing Grace Enterprises (AMGE) took over ownership of the Washington Park Cemetery (WPC) on July 31, 2009. The purpose of AMGE’s ownership is to provide perpetual care to WPC; a site where over 44,000 individuals are interred. The goal, job, and position of AMGE is not to place blame on anyone or entity for the demise of WPC, but to devise artistically creative ways of revitalizing and maintaining the cemetery.
To volunteer or to donate to the cemetery's efforts visit washingtonparkcemetery.com
About Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory & Cemetery
For over 75 years, our family owned company has been committed to providing the best in life-honoring service to the families in the Greater St. Charles and St. Louis Areas. When you trust us to help plan a life tribute for your loved one, you receive the best in personalized care, the highest standards of quality, the most attentive and compassionate service, and the greatest value no matter what your budget may be.
For more information visit baue.com