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Bellefonte Cemetery Cleanup

The annual United Way Day of Caring was held in Centre County Thursday as volunteers worked throughout the county on a host of service projects, including a historical site where ongoing efforts continue to upgrade the surroundings and preserve the history.

At Bellefonte’s Union Cemetery, the Cemetery Association Volunteers were working to restore the site.

“We have about nine-thousand headstones. All of which have to be weeded. We mow and weed every single week.”

The cemetery includes the graves of several Pennsylvania governors, the founding president of Penn State, Evan Pugh, along with many others, including close to a thousand veterans.

The association’s cleanup crew received a huge boost Thursday for United Way Day of Caring as close to 60 volunteers were on-hand, including some students from Bellefonte High School.

Some of the headstones were not only being cleaned, as others need repair or support from sinking into the ground.

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