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Yard Sale Success: Sign up for Cemetery Workshop

The yard sale was a success!Thanks to everyone who donated items, purchased items, or both.  Income from the yard sale will be used toward our second Cemetery Restoration Workshop to be held on September 14th at Poland, Indiana.

Information about the workshop and obtaining a registration form is listed HERE.  Notice that the registration date has been extended to September 1st.

Cemetery Restoration Workshop

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.     Saturday, September 14, 2019    

           The Clay County Genealogical Society will hold a one-day Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Zion United Church of Christ located in Poland, Indiana, one mile south of Highway 42 on the Poland/Bowling Green Road.

            The morning session will be held in the Zion United Church of Christ basement, which is handicapped accessible.  The session will include information from Jeannie Regan-Dinius of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, who will explain the Indiana Codes relating to county cemeteries and the responsibilities of local officials.  Her presentation will be followed by instructions from Wayne Langman and Jeff Dickerson on cleaning and repairing cemetery stones.

            The afternoon portion of the workshop will be spent cleaning and repairing stones in the historical section of the Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery.  You may wish to wear or bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, and sturdy shoes.  Drinking water will be provided at the cemetery.

            Space is limited; please register before September 1, 2019. The registration fee of $25.00 and will include morning refreshments and a catered lunch with water, tea, and soda.   Registrants will receive a “goodie bag” containing items relating to the workshop.

        If you have any questions, you may visit the Clay County Genealogy Library in Center Point, Indiana, on Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or call 812-835-5005 during the same hours.

       If you wish to attend, fill out the  2019-Cemetery Registration Form and mail it with accompanying check or money order to the address listed.  We are not able to accept credit card,  debit cards, or Pay Pal for payment.