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By staff writer
Though about 300 gravesites have been restored and $80,000 has been expended, the work of restoration in the oldest sections of Hermann’s City Cemetery is not finished. The gravesites that have been restored are a tribute, not only to those who have left their mark on the pages of Hermann’s history, but also to those community-minded individuals who have made the restoration possible through their contributions.
York Cemetery Service of Clarksburg has been responsible for the actual restoration work. The Brush & Palette Club, a local preservation group dating back to 1950, is the local 501(c)(3) organization responsible for undertaking the project to restore the cemetery. The Club, partnering with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, has held two fundraisers a year beginning in 2011.
Hoping to move forward with restoration in 2014 as soon as weather permits, The Brush & Palette Club has scheduled a fundraiser for Friday, February 28, at Valentine Hall at Starkenburg. The event is a dinner, silent auction and program. A social hour and the silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and program to follow at 6:30.
Reservations are $50 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for $250, $500 or more. Call 486-2633 or 486-5544 with questions.
An opportunity to preview and bid on a variety of unique auction items is set for February 26 and 27 at the Community Meeting Room on Schiller Street.
For reservations or to make a contribution, send payment to The Brush & Palette Club, P.O. Box 145, Hermann, MO 65041.