2018 Cemetery Annual Fundraiser

Published April 10, 2018 by David Holston Holston in Cemetery

Dear Friends of St Paul’s Cemetery, 

The Cemetery Board of St. Paul’s wishes to thank you for your past support and also to seek your help as we kick off our second annual fund-raising appeal.Our 2017 goal for the fundraising drive was $10,000.  While we did not quite hit our goal, the $9,000. that was raised made it possible to cover all current expenses. We were fortunate that the weather cooperated and kept our grounds keeping costs within budget.

St. Paul’s Cemetery is run as a separate entity from the church.  The current realities of declining plot sales and record-low investment interest rates have made it difficult to cover current expenses, and have prohibited us from doing needed improvements and proactive maintenance.

Our 2018 goal for the annual appeal is $15,000.

We anticipate that this amount will cover the costs of the 2018 lawncare season, and also allow us to make some needed improvements.  Projects for 2018 include:

  1. Welcome signs stating hours, rules for decorations, and contact information for any plot sales, donations or genealogy questions.
  2. Maps posted, as well as alphabetical listing of names to easily locate gravesites.
  3. Replacement trees.
  4. Improvements to the Memorial Garden
  5. Grading and gravel on the roads within the cemetery
  6. Improve drainage on the east side of the cemetery

St Paul’s Cemetery has always been a place to be proud of. We want to continue to see a neatly trimmed and well-maintained cemetery, full of trees and flowers and know that our loved one’s final resting place is being well taken care of.

Your donation will make this possible.

Please consider including St Paul’s Cemetery in your end of year giving plans.

TO MAKE A DONATION

Please send your check payable to: St. Paul’s UCC of Monee / Cemetery Fund

                    PO Box 10, Monee IL  60449

You will receive an acknowledgement for your tax-deductible donation at the end of the year.

Please consider remembering St Paul’s Cemetery with a bequest in your estate planning.

Visit the church’s website for cemetery information or contact us at cemetery@stpaulsmonee.org.

Thank you again for your prayerful consideration and generous support.

Sincerely,

St. Paul’s Cemetery Board

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