CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Central Point community members are doing some spring cleaning in a cemetery that’s fallen victim to vandalism.
Nearly a dozen people gathered Saturday to clean-up the old Central Point Cemetery off of Hamrick Road. The cemetery is the burial ground of approximately 2,000 people.
There is no curator on the grounds it’s managed by families only. In 2011, it was the site of costly vandalism when two young boys destroyed grave markers throughout the cemetery. Most of those grave markers have since been fixed.
“Last year we were able to get 60 of those repaired, and there’s still supposed to be some more that we will be working on. There’s a lot of large ones that need to be lifted up with heavy equipment and that type of thing, but that is why we really need to get this area fixed up,” said Event Organizer Kathy Winkle.
Winkle and other volunteers clean the cemetery every second Saturday of the month.