Cemetery restoration coming along nicely

By Sarah Mansheim

The Dick Pointer Cemetery is looking great! Thanks to monetary and physical labor donations, the historic African American cemetery on Church Street is being restored.

The restoration is a project of Lewisburg in Bloom, and is spearheaded by Lewisburg in Bloom Project Coordinator Shannon Beatty.

There will be a drawing today for a Weekend in Lewisburg, a fundraiser for the 2015 Lewisburg in Bloom season. The winner will receive A Weekend in Lewisburg, July 24 and 25, full of activities, including dinner for two at the Stardust Cafe on Friday, July 24, followed by the show “Laughter on the Second Floor” at Greenbrier Valley Theatre and a stay at The General Lewis Inn. The winner will also receive two tickets for the Lewisburg Music Festival, which takes place the next day.

Donations are still being accepted to purchase plants for the cemetery. Contact Beatty at 304-645-2080 to make a donation toward the Dick Pointer Cemetery or the 2015 Lewisburg In Bloom project.


Dick Pointer Cemetery on Church Street in Lewisburg
Dick Pointer Cemetery on Church Street in Lewisburg

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