Church Group Volunteers to Renew Burial Site Locator Markers in City Cemetery

TULSA, Okla. – Volunteers from the Church of Latter Day Saints will work Satuday (April 10) morning in the City of Tulsa’s Oaklawn Cemetery, cleaning and re-painting grid markers that allow visitors to find graves in the 11-acre cemetery that holds about 6,500 graves.

Graves are located on a grid, but painted markers throughout the cemetery help visitors locate the actual grave sites. The markers must be re-painted periodically.

Oaklawn is one of two cemeteries operated and maintained by the City’s Public Works Department. The other is the five-acre Clinton Oaks Cemetery in west Tulsa which has about 2,600 graves.

The Vegetation Management and Stormwater Drainage Section in Public Works maintains the cemeteries.

The volunteer workers will work from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.

Updated 04-08-2010

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