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Eastern Cemetery Will Be Beautiful Again!

But We Need Your Help!

Please click below to give a much-needed donation to assist us with the costs of cleanup. Currently, our Volunteers pay for all costs out of their own pockets. 100% of your money will go directly to buying gasoline, lawn equipment, and everything else needed to beautify Eastern.


Latest Blog

Fundraiser at the Comedy Caravan – Silent Auction Items Needed

  Comedy Caravan Fundraiser – Silent Auction Items Needed On November 12th from 7pm-10pm, the Friends of Eastern Cemetery will be holding a fundraiser at the Comedy Caravan on Bardstown Road.  It will be a great night of friends, fun, and laughs! Before the comedy show starts we will hold a silent auction to raise money for Eastern Cemetery.  We’ve already lined up some really great items, but we need your help!  If you or anyone you know would be interested in donating some items for auction, please use this link to contact us! All of the proceeds from the donated items will go to helping the restoration efforts of Friends of Eastern Cemetery. On November 12th come share a night of fun and laughs with FOEC...
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FOEC Advanced Cemetery Preservation Workshop with Jon Appell

Our good friend, Jon Appell, is coming back to Eastern Cemetery to teach an advanced class on monument preservation/restoration. If you've attended one of Jon's previous workshops, then this advanced workshop is for YOU! The workshop will take place on Sunday, October 19th at Eastern Cemetery.  We will be providing lunch and all tools/materials.  Space is EXTREMELY limited so please purchase now to avoid missing out. Click here to purchase your ticket today! Thanks! The FOEC Team...
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Taking pre-orders for shelled and un-shelled black walnuts!

  Eastern Cemetery is blessed with some awesome natural resources.  This time of year we have black walnuts in season and are in the process of curing them. Right now we are taking pre-orders with delivery coming around October 31 and stretching until Christmas.  We have a limited amount so get your pre-orders in quick.  These treats will go fast! These nuts came straight from the cemetery and the volunteers of Eastern Cemetery have collected, hulled, washed, cleaned and cured each and every one of them.  We have two different options available: 1 pound bag of in-shell walnuts = $8 5 pound bags of in-shell walnuts = $36 or 1 pound bag of already shelled black walnuts = $16 5 pound bag of already shelled black walnuts = $72 Please click here to make your pre-order.  Please include your name, number, and poundage of in-shell or already shelled walnuts that you would like. Thank you! FOEC...
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Fundraisers!

We are very happy to announce that we have two upcoming fundraisers! The first event is the Arts & Crafts Festival at the Shops of Forest Springs on Sunday, September 14 from 10am to 5pm. While cleaning the cemetery we found large amounts of grape vine. Our volunteers have made these vines into wreaths and decorated them for the fall! Please stop by the festival to check out our crafts. All proceeds go to Eastern Cemetery. The second event is the Friends of Eastern Cemetery Comedy Caravan Benefit Night on Wednesday, November 12 at 7pm. Join us for a fun filled night full of and limitless laughs, door prizes, a silent auction and great food and drinks! This is an excellent opportunity to have a night out on the town and support the Friends of Eastern Cemetery! All proceeds go towards preserving Eastern Cemetery. Please stay tuned for ticketing information....
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It’s Mulberry Picking Time!

New Opportunity Available for Volunteers of All Ages – MULBERRY PICKERS! We know that many of our supporters would like to help Eastern Cemetery, but may have certain reasons why it’s not possible for them to cut grass or run equipment.  We understand and that’s ok! We now have a new role open that may interest you! You may be surprised to know that Eastern Cemetery is blessed with many different resources.  On the property we have mulberry trees.  Guess what? THEY’RE IN SEASON! Come out this summer and pick mulberries that will be used to raise money for Eastern!  You can come for 15 minutes or all day.   These will be baked into pies, sold fresh, and also made into other sweet treats!  Boy/Girl scouts, the young, the young-at-heart, and everyone else in betwixt and between is invited! See you this Sunday at Eastern Cemetery from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  Lunch by Spinelli's Pizzeria is provided along with coffee from Heine Brothers'....
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Eastern Cemetery’s Andy Harpole Nominated for Rare Life Award

It brings us great joy to announce that Andy Harpole, the leader of "Friends of Eastern Cemetery," has been named as a contender in Eagle Rare's "Rare Life Award." Andy has spent hundreds of hours, thousands of dollars, and provided the group the use of his own personal equipment to help maintain and preserve Eastern Cemetery.  In short, Andy is the reason the group came together the way it has. Andy has a great shot at winning, but we need your help!  Please vote for Andy on the Eagle Rare Life Award website by clicking here! You may vote once every 24 hour period.  This means that your daily vote could make all the difference! The winner of this contest will receive $50,000.00 for their charity.  This money could do wonders to help Eastern with new equipment, gas, and paint. Let's do everything we can to help this wonderful guy out! Congratulations, Andy! We are proud of you!...
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Eastern Cemetery Preservation Workshop with Jon Appell

Hello All! This year we will be doing another Gravestone Preservation workshop with gravestone conservationist extraordinaire, Jon Appell! Please join us on the 24th and 25th of May 2014. The workshop will run from 9am to 4pm each day. Snacks, drinks, and lunches will be provided to all who attend. The cost for the workshop is 50$ per day (plus a small merchant processor surcharge.) In order to reserve your spot, please visit and signup on one of these two links for the day of your choosing. Click the day you would like to attend: DAY ONE: May, Saturday 24th DAY TWO: May, Sunday 25th For local hotel options please click here.  ...
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First 2014 FOEC Cleanup Day! April 6th

Hello Everyone! With the weather subsiding and springtime starting to show us the first sunny days, we are pleased to announce our first cleanup day of 2014. On April 6th at 11:00 we will start our Eastern Cemetery cleanup day. Please make it if you can! Please click here for details. A big thanks goes out to those wonderful people that donated to us lawnmowers this winter! We are very grateful. Right now we are in need of gasoline and bottled water. If you're looking to help FOEC that would be our biggest blessing right now. Please CONTACT US if you can help! Looking forward to seeing you on the 6th!...
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Ways to Donate to FOEC

Happy December! We've received a number of questions lately on the different ways available to donate to the Friends of Eastern Cemetery. Here they are: If you prefer to use paypal, all you have to do is click on the "Make a Donation" link on this website. That link will take you through the process of using paypal. If you prefer to use a credit card, you can click on this link to go to the GoFundMe page. Lastly if you would like to send a check or donate lawn care equipment, bottled water, or anything else you can click this link to be taken to the contact form. Once you fill out the form and submit a message someone will get back with you shortly. Thank you for your interest in helping the Eastern Cemetery and Friends of Eastern Cemetery! We appreciate our supporters!...
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Veterans Day Decorations At Eastern!

We are proud to announce that an anonymous donor has provided to us, The Friends of Eastern Cemetery, 1,000 American flags so we may decorate our proud soldiers in observance of Veterans day. We are honoured to be able to show respect to these brave men and women who have so nobly served their country. Grave decoration will be held Sunday, November 10th from 8:00 am until we finish, run out of flags, or it's too dark for us to see. Decorations will span the entire 30 acres of Eastern. We encourage the local community and media to come join us. This is the first organized decoration of Eastern Cemetery in recent memory. Let's make it memorable by showing our thanks! (Image courtesy of Bobby Hunt)...
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