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A celebration of flowers

Students of the cosmotology program at the College of Eastern Utah celebrate creating over 2000 flowers for the No Graves Unadorned project. Placement of the flowers on every grave in the county wraps up this week.

This past week the project to place at least one flower on the estimated 25,000 graves in Carbon County 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 community (20,000) with a count of over 21,000 flowers turned in. And more importantly, there are still many flowers still out there being made.

It's estimated that as many as 1,000 people have been involved in the making of the plastic flowers for graves over the last month and now some of them, along with other volunteers, are placing flowers throughout this week on graves, just in time for Memorial Day.

Cemeteries decorated as of Wednesday include Scofield, Castlegate, Valley View (Sunnyside), Austrian, Mountain View (Helper), Kiz, Grames-Powell, Mead-Petersen, Cliff View (new Price), Spring Glen, Haycock (Spring Glen), Sunnyside Power Plant and others.

On tap for the rest of the week are Hiawatha, Wellington, Carbonville and finishing up at the main Price Cemetery where some sections have already been decorated.

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 6 p.m.

To keep track of the numbers of flowers brought in, each issue of the Sun Advocate has had a flower vine printed in the far right column of the front page showing how many flowers have come in. Today's vine shows that we have topped out. Flowers not used this year will be saved and stored for a similar project next year.

For more information contact Shayla Winder at 637-0732.

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