Roanoke Lions, Legion clean up local cemetery


Volunteers Mike Worrell (left) and John Cass split wood from a large of tree that was cut down at the Roanoke Cemetery. They were a part of a crew from the Roanoke Lions Club and Roanoke American Legion that worked in the cemetery on April 6. Photo provided.

Members of the Roanoke Lions Club and the Roanoke American Legion spent their day on Saturday, April 6, cleaning up the Roanoke Cemetery.

The cemetery, which is located south of Roanoke on Roanoke Road, is under the care of the Jackson Township trustee.

The crew of volunteers cut up and hauled away the remains of a large oak tree in the cemetery, which was cut down after the top of the tree split off and fell during late summer 2012. Winter arrived too quickly to finish cleaning up the wood from the tree, so the two groups got together to finish the work this spring. They also burned the stump of the tree.

The volunteer cleanup crew included Lions Club members Doug Clark, Jim Vachon, Jim Cappack and Dave Winters; Legion members John Cass and Mike Worrell; and local resident Dave Lohrig.

The 4-Leaf Clover 4-H Club, of Roanoke, has planned a work day at the cemetery on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 am.