Archive for May, 2015

FOEC received a “Service to Preservation” award!

We’ve made the news! We’re happy to report that the Friends of Eastern Cemetery received a “Service to Preservation” award at the 37th Annual Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation Historic Preservation Awards event.  The award was presented at the Governor’s Mansion in tandem with the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.

Thank you to everyone who has helped support our organization!  For more information about the event, please click here:  “Friends of Eastern Cemetery to receive a “Service to Preservation” award.”


Memorial Day Weekend


We are so excited to announce that we will be teaming up with Northeast Christian Church as part of their “Love the ‘Ville” service initiative! Saturday, May 23 will be a massive clean up day from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. We need our volunteers to help work and organize the many NECC volunteers. Then Sunday we will celebrate Memorial Day with a meet and greet from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, a short service with NECC at 1:00 pm, and grave flagging at 1:30 pm. We need our volunteers to help meet with the families who attend and to help flag the veterans’ graves.

The main driveway off Baxter Avenue will be one-way traffic only this weekend. You can drive in from Baxter Avenue and exit out the gate at Payne Street next to the columbarium. Cars can be parked at Breckinridge Franklin Elementary (1351 Payne Street). We will have restroom facilities on site as well as drinks and snacks.

Please RSVP for Saturday ( and/or Sunday (