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Community beautification event scheduled for abandoned cemetery

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WAVE 3 News photos of the 2013 beautification event. WAVE 3 News photos of the 2013 beautification event.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - In 2013, WAVE 3 News brought you the story of the abandoned cemetery in the Chickasaw neighborhood that desperately needed attention. The cleanup project continues at Greenwood Cemetery and you are invited to be a part of it.

Greenwood Cemetery had been taken over by waist high grass and become a dumping ground since it was abandoned back in the 1980s. Relatives of those buried there said they couldn't even find their loved ones' headstones. Since then, volunteers with several organizations have been organizing cleanups.

On Saturday, June 14, community members can join in on the restoration project from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cemetery is located at 3812 Hale Avenue. To get more information about the Greenwood Cemetery Community Beautification Event, contact Neal Robertson at 502-664- 0780 or by email at neal.robertson@louisvilleky.gov.

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