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A GREAT EAGLE SCOUT OR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT..Historic Greenville Cemetery needs improvements
Release Date: October 20, 2012

Rev. Edward Schreur of the Greenville Community Church in Edgemont spoke to me about the historic cemetery near the church. This cemetery is neglected due to a shortage of funds. We're looking for some volunteers who could help the church organize an effort to enhance the cemetery. If you know any potential Eagle Scouts looking for a project...a key club looking to take on a worthwhile initiative or if you would like to help the church in it's efforts - please contact the Reverend at the address below. Many of Edgemont's founding families are buried at this historic cemetery.
PAUL FEINER
 
 
From: Edward Schreur [mailto:edward.schreur@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 4:04 PM
To: Paul Feiner
Cc: Aad Zeeuw
Subject: Historic Greenville Cemetery
 
Dear Paul,
 
It was a pleasure to talk with you recently about Greenville Cemetery, which is quietly situated in our community between Central Avenue shops and the Edgemont High School ball fields. It is an historic cemetery, as you know. With approximately 500 graves, the cemetery is a resting place for many of the community’s founding families including Underhill, Seely, Lawrence and Tompkins.
 
Unfortunately the cemetery is not endowed and its maintenance is seriously neglected due to a shortage of funds. The work list includes the following:
  • Trees and shrubs need to be cut back and taken away.
  • The entrance road needs to be improved.
  • Several stone markers, toppled by vandals, should be re-set.
Please pass on to others our intentions to restore Greenville Cemetery to its proper place in the community.
 
If you know of contractors who are working in our area and who might offer some "pro bono" work, please let them know.
 
Thank you in advance for your support.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Edward
Reverend Dr. Edward H. Schreur
Greenville Community Church
270 Ardsley Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-723-1266 (Church Office)
914-723-1268 (Fax)
 


 
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