Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Adams - Babcock Cemetery Emerges from the Wild! Thank You, Laura Benoit.

What difference can one person make? Girl Scout Laura Benoit of Waterford, Vermont, showed us all, as she and her team of family and friends tackled clearing and re-making the path to the Adams-Babcock Cemetery on East Village Road, on August 17, 2013.

Laura is working on her Silver Award in the Scouts, and she'll probably be making a presentation to the Waterford History group later in the year. Her hope is that with her work as a head start, people will agree to maintain the cemetery in better shape than it has been.

If you look closely at these photos, you'll see why the burial ground's other name was the Myrtle Cemetery!  Before Laura's recent work, the path was blocked by downed trees, and the stones were half hidden by green growth all around them. Thank you so much, Laura!

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