Lions Polishing Headstones

Dick Pryor
Lion’s Club member, Dick Pryor shows the headstone before mold, mildew and grime has been removed.

“We normally support living folks, not dead ones,” jokes Cindy Miller, president of the Schoolcraft Lions Club. Their newest project however is to clean all the veterans’ headstones in the Schoolcraft cemetery.

“It may take us up to a year,” Miller said. “We have organized two cleaning bees in September and will see how much we can get done this fall before the snow flies.”

Each club member who is helping has been asked to bring their own bucket with dish soap and a little bit of bleach in the water, a putty knife to chip away at the mold, a wire brush and protective gloves. They will be able to utilize a power sprayer when they get toward the newer area of the cemetery where there is water available.

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