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'Petal pushers' needed to adorn community graves

Megan Tucker delivers flowers for graves at Scofield Cemetery last year just before Memorial Day.

By RICHARD SHAW
Sun Advocate publisher

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 areas cemeteries.

The project, known as No Graves Unadorned, has developed legs of its own throughout the community. 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 few months and now some of them, along with other volunteers, are placing flowers throughout the coming week on graves, just in time for Memorial Day.

The number of flowers that had come into the Sun Advocate and Emery Progress offices by Wednesday afternoon counted near 25,000. The goal is to produce 40,000 to cover graves that have no decorations at all. While materials for 15,000 thousand more flowers are still out, filling the manpower needs to actually put the flowers on graves goes on. The biggest need appears to be at the Price Cemetery where there are thousands upon thousands of graves to be attended to.

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 Shayla Winder at 637-0732. We intend to have all the flowers placed by the evening of May 27, the Friday before Memorial Day.




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