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Volunteer cleanup to be held Saturday at Cullman cemetery

A liquid is seeping from the crypt at Cullman Memory Gardens. Source: WBRC file photo A liquid is seeping from the crypt at Cullman Memory Gardens. Source: WBRC file photo
CULLMAN, AL (WBRC) -

Volunteers are being asked to come out and help clean up a bankrupt Cullman cemetery on Saturday.

Since going bankrupt, much of Cullman Memory Gardens has fallen into disarray. A leak from the mausoleum at the cemetery is being tested. The results should be back in about a week.

"There is no money available for mowing the grass, much less repairing damaged roofs, etc. The place looks awful right now," State Senator Paul Bussman said.

"Grass is high, tree limbs everywhere. It is sad that area family members are buried in this abandoned looking cemetery. They deserve more dignity than that," he added.

Senator Bussman is asking people in the community to help clean up the cemetery for a few hours, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Volunteers should bring riding lawnmowers, edgers, bug hogs, weed eaters, leaf blowers and other yard work equipment to help with the effort.

Call Sen. Bussman at 256-338-3815 with questions.

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