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Volunteer Opportunities Abound at Salem Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Jason Lee is buried in Salem's Pioneer Cemetery
Photo By: Tim King

(SALEM) - Want to learn community history and spend some productive hours in pleasant company out of doors? Have a knack for repair and enjoy restoring things to order?

The Friends of Pioneer Cemetery are seeking volunteers for several upcoming Saturday events. Community volunteer work parties will be held on the following Saturdays, beginning at 9:00 AM.

May 20th - Spring clean up; headstone straightening

June 24th - Headstone straightening; spruce-up of a tea site

Special events at Pioneer Cemetery conducted by volunteers:

May 20th, 21st & 22nd - Visitor information tent for Memorial Day weekend visitors

June 25th - Sunday Victorian Tea with living history enactments

Basic maintenance at city-owned Salem Pioneer Cemetery is accomplished by parks tree-trimming crews, contract mowing services and other parks personnel.

The upkeep of neglected grave sites, is dependent upon community volunteers.

To join the work force on any or all of these dates, please contact Tibby Larson, volunteer coordinator, parks operations division, at or call (503) 589-2197.

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