Show you care, lend a helping hand

A GROUP of Mundulla localshave recently joined together toform ‘The Friends of MundullaCemetery’ and are now invitingothers to join in.
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Meeting for the fi rst-time on July 23,the group decided on a working bee forJuly 30.

Coordinator Liz Goossens workedwith Marg Rowett, Vida Maney, MignonTurnbull and Rex Staude to cleanleaves, moss from grave stones, deadflowers and cobwebs from the cemeterymap stand.

The group now wants to develop moreawareness within the community andsurrounding areas that extra volunteersare always welcome.

Liz said “any help is accepted withefforts contributing to the care of thecemetery.”

Developed from a ‘Mundulla on theMove’ meeting, Liz said that the groupfully understands the Tatiara DistrictCouncil can only do basic maintenance,which is why the group have taken theinitiative to jump in and volunteer theirfree time.

“We are doing the work that councilcan’t do, the work they don’t have thetime to spend on, it’s the finer details.

“It’s a fairly sacred area and we wantto maintain it…if a funeral is to be heldthere, the cemetery group will usuallydo a quick clean to make sure presentationis at its best,” Liz said.

Not only did Liz say that it is fantastichaving more helping hands, but witheach person comes different ideas andtips.

“For example, at our fi rst meeting oneperson showed how easy it was to cleanmoss away from grave stones, if it wasdone while they were wet.”

The group plans to meet for an houron the fourth Monday of each month.

Working for just over an hour, thegroup also noticed damage or naturalwear on grave sites and Liz said groupmembers will strive to contact relationsto those sites, so if grave sites are damagedthey can be repaired.

Liz said she is part of a great community,a helping community – “It’spart of what Mundulla is about”.

Those interested in lending a handcan contact Liz on (08) 8753 4041.

WORKING BEE: Liz Goossens (clean-up coordinator), Mignon Turnbull, Vida Maney and Rex Staude cleaning up Mundulla Cemetery.

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