Kirk Klancke: Fraser Cemetery clean-up |

Kirk Klancke: Fraser Cemetery clean-up

On Saturday, May 12, a large contingent of the Fraser Valley showed up early in the morning to a scene that looked more like a logging site than a peaceful place to rest.

Even logging equipment owned by Dennis Johnson and Rick Leonard was brought in. Dump trucks owned by Waldow and Daughter Trucking and Mountain Parks Electric were there to haul away the massive amounts of slash that littered the Fraser Cemetery. This slash was the by-product of having to clear cut this once beautiful forest.

The Port-a-Potty was provided by Sani King and lunch was provided by the Fraser Cemetery Association. Members from at least six families dating to the 1920s and earlier worked side-by-side with the new locals. The common thread between these members of our community was pride in our history and in the resting place of our ancestors. The finished product was a cemetery the entire community can take pride in.

The Fraser Cemetery Association thanks over 20 volunteers who brought their equipment and their energy to help make our cemetery a place the community can be proud of.

Thanks to the story on the front page of the Sky-Hi News, the cemetery committee had its most successful cleanup day in history.

Kirk Klancke

President, Fraser Cemetery Association