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No Grave Goes Unadorned: Countdown To Flowers 40,000 GOAL!

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This past week the project to place at least one flower on the estimated 40,000 graves in Carbon and Emery counties has moved to a new level, both in the making of the flowers and the placing of them on graves.

On Wednesday the drive exceeded it's goals for flowers made by the two communities (40,000) with a count of over 41,000 flowers turned in.

It's now estimated that as many as 1,500 people have been involved in the making of the plastic flowers for graves over the last couple of months and now some of them, along with other volunteers, are placing flowers throughout this week on graves, just in time for Memorial Day.

Many of the outlying cemeteries have already been decorated and many more will be done by sundown on Saturday.

A final push to finish the Price Cemetery will take place on Friday evening. Anyone who wants to help with that can meet in the parking lot west of the Carbon School District bus garage at 4:30 p.m. That is where the Sun Advocate truck will be located and flower buckets will be passed out.

To keep track of the numbers of flowers brought in, each issue of both papers have had a flower clock printed on the front page showing how many flowers have come in. Today's clock shows a box that is brimming over with flowers. Flowers not used this year will be saved and stored for a similar project next year.

For information contact Shayla Winder at 637-0732.

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