Tamra, Hayden, Justin, Cheyenne and Brooke Pia lay in a circle of just a few of the flowers made by community members for this Memorial Day's No Grave Unadorned. The event, sponsored by the Sun Advocate, is being done by volunteers who will make sure every grave possible in Carbon County has at least one flower on it. Volunteers for all aspects of the project are still needed.
The Sun Advocate sponsored project to make sure no grave in the county's cemeteries is without at least one flower this Memorial Day is moving ahead at full speed due to the help of schools, service groups, religious organizations and individuals.
Over 2000 individually- made flowers have come into the newpaper's office already and materials for 10,000 more are out in the field, some being made this very moment.
The project called "No Grave Unadorned" includes not only making the flowers but finding volunteers to help place them on grave in cemeteries across the county the week before Memorial Day.
Each day more flowers come into the Sun Advocate office and they are placed in plastic buckets that have been donated by Sutherlands and stored for placement later this month.
To keep track of the numbers of flowers made and brought in, each issue of the Sun Advocate will have the Flower Vine printed in the far right column of the front page showing how many flowers have come in. It is estimated that 20,000 flowers will be needed to place one on every previously undecorated grave.
Anyone wishing to donate their time to make flowers or to place them on graves the week of May 22-31 can contact Shayla Winder at 637-0732.