Archive for April, 2024

Start of the 2024 Volunteer Season

2024 marks the Friends of Eastern Cemetery’s 11th year volunteering at Eastern Cemetery! We’ve faced many challenges over the years including having all of our equipment stolen in 2017. However, the joys of volunteering far outweighs those challenges. We have seen a great documentary filmed and completed about Eastern Cemetery that highlights the struggles for the families of those buried there. We have received grants from the Kentucky Colonels that have paid for perimeter fencing, restoration of the Loomis Wake House building, and installation of the front automatic gate. Lastly, we have been privileged to get to know and speak with so many families with loved ones buried in the cemetery. We have tried to help you find grave locations, install new headstones, and repair the historic ones. We say that volunteering at Eastern Cemetery is service hours for the soul because this work truly makes our souls happy. If you have questions on finding someone buried in the cemetery, check out this blog post.

We are all volunteers, and we can’t do this alone. We need you to volunteer with us! Check our our calendar to see upcoming dates. If you have your own equipment, you can always pop by on your own between 9am and 6pm. If you’ve never volunteered with us before, please reach out beforehand to understand the rules. You can email us at or message us on Facebook and Instagram.