Cemetery improvements improving old sections
By Craig Baird
As part of the overall objective to beautify Gull Lake, including the surrounding area, the Gull Lake Cemetery Committee, which consists of five community members and two councilors, began improving and restoring the older sections of the cemetery.
“The newly added shelter will contain a map of the cemetery that will make it easier for visitors to find the grave sites of their loved ones,” Mayor Blake Campbell said. “Many of the grave covers in the southeast section have been cleaned, and plans are in place to straighten some leaning headstones.”
As part of the improvement, a Cemetery Clean-up Day was held to clean up the cemetery. Several volunteers, as well as the Gull Lake School Track Team, came out to help the community with the cleanup.
During the cleanup, brush around the graves was cut down, and several headstones were cleaned off.
While there will now be a structure at the cemetery that contains a map, helping to improve the navigation of the cemetery, there will also be better signage and a garbage container placed there to keep the area clean.
The cemetery was recently added to Google Maps to make finding the location easier.
“I am very pleased with the improvements the committee has made to restoring our cemetery, and caring for the final resting place of our loved ones,” Mayor Campbell said.
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