More flowers, volunteers needed for No Grave Unadorned
This coming weekend the project to place at least one flower on the estimated 40,000 graves in Carbon and Emery Counties will begin in earnest as groups of people we call Flowerteers will descend on the area's cemeteries.
The project, known as No Graves Unadorned, has developed legs of its own throughout the community. It's estimated that as many as 600 people have been involved in the making of the plastic flowers for graves over the last few months and now some of them, along with other volunteers, are placing flowers starting on graves this Saturday, just in time for Memorial Day.
The number of flowers that had come into the Sun Advocate and Emery Progress offices by Monday afternoon counted near 23,000. The goal is to produce 40,000 to cover graves that have no decorations at all. That means many of the flower materials that are out need to be turned into flowers quickly. We also need more flower makers.
Next week it comes to filling the manpower needs of placing flowers around the two county area. The largest cemetery, Price, will need volunteers all next week to put flowers on graves.
It also means that flowers that have been under construction by groups throughout the county need to be brought into the Sun Advocate office by Monday so that there are enough to go around.
Anyone wishing to donate their time to make flowers or to place them on graves this coming week can contact Cheryl Young at 637-0732.
We intend to have all the flowers placed by noon on May 24, the Saturday before Memorial Day.