JROTC Cadets help with cemetery cleanup

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Cadets from the Palmetto High JROTC unit joined members of the Pelzer Heritage Commission to help clean up Pelzer’s historic cemetery Saturday. The cadets helped rake leaves, pick up limbs and with general cleanup of the old Wilson cemetery located in the Pelzer Monkey Park.

“The Pelzer Heritage Commission would like to thank Col. Mike Creamer and the cadets from the Palmetto JROTC who came over to the old Wilson Cemetery in the Pelzer Monkey Park on Saturday to help with the second phase of the clean up,” said Heritage Committee spokesperson Martha Fleming.

A group of twentyfive or more gave their time to help with the project.

“We were very impressed with the job that they did,” Fleming said. “They worked very hard raking leaves, hauling them off, picking up limbs and more. Our deepest appreciation goes out to this JROTC group. Great job Cadets,” Fleming said.

The Pelzer Heritage Commission has spearheaded a clean up effort of the two cemeteries located in Pelzer which were in disrepair and need of attention.

The project, headed by PHC member Jim Harrison got underway in November with a cleanup at the cemetery located behind the Pelzer Church of God on Hwy 20.

Community volunteers of all ages have pitched in to help with the effort.

For more info please call Jim Harrison at 245-8452, Dianne Lollis at 847-5743 or Larry Joe Coker at 243-9120.

Cemetery cleanup in Pelzer continued Saturday as members of the Pelzer Heritage Commission were joined by the Cadets from the Palmetto High JROTC unit. The cadets helped rake leaves, pick up limbs and with general cleanup of the old Wilson cemetery located in the Pelzer Monkey Park.