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Historical Black Cemeteries Clean Up

Sunday March 03, 2024 /
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm



Location
Bates Allen County Park
630 Charlie Roberts Lane
Kendleton ,TX 77435


Price
FREE

Description
WHO:  Exchange Club of Sugar Land (former U.S. Congressman Pete Olson), Fort Bend Commissioner Dexter McCoy and staff, all elected federal, state, county, and municipal officials in Fort Bend, the Missouri City - Sugar Land Jack and Jill of America (Fort Bend County Attorney Bridgette Smith-Lawson), the Boy Scouts, and volunteers who don’t mind getting dirty in the woods.
 
NEW PLAN FOR 2024:  We were extremely successful in finding and clearing nearly thirty gravesites in two cemeteries of former slaves with five separate clean up efforts from volunteers in 2023.   With increased daily maintenance from the county in 2023, we can now primarily focus on finding other gravesites that have been swallowed up by Mother Nature.  History awaits!
 
 
CLOTHES AND TOOLS:  Long pants, long sleeves, and hiking shoes appropriate for walking in the woods, weeds, and sticker bushes.  Water, insect repellent, and sunscreen will be provided.  We have limited loppers and cutting tools, so personal equipment is welcome.
 
RSVP/CONTACTS/QUESTIONS:  Contact the Exchange Club of Sugar Land - former Congressman Pete Olson, at 281-216-0842 (text preferred) or pgointex@hotmail.com


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