The Daily News ran a nice article by Dennis McCarthy about Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar on Tuesday.
Click here to read the article: http://www.dailynews.com/ci_15246710
The story talks about local resident Edie Reber and how her dream of turning the cemetery into a park has now been revived by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. We have been awarded a $5,000 grant to find lost graves at Pioneer Cemetery, but we need to raise $15,000 to fund the balance of the project. You can help!
– MAKE A DONATION. We accept cash, coin and checks in any denomination. Mail donations to SFVHS-Pioneer Cemetery, P.O. Box 7039, Mission Hills, CA 91345, or stop by on Mondays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 10940 Sepulveda Blvd (across from the Mission Hills PO Annex).
– BUY AN ENGRAVED BRICK FOR ONLY $50. We will inscribe your brick with any message in good taste and place it in the front entrance to the cemetery. (You can also keep it if you like). This is the least expensive engraved brick for fundraising that you will find in the Valley.
Brick Order Form: http://www.sfvhs.com/brickorderform_new.pdf
Historical Society Website: www.sfvhs.com
– BUY A SPOT on our “Lost Graves Discovery Project” permanent plaque for you, your family or business/organization. There are only 10 spots and the cost is $1,000. Call me for details at 818-970-1286.
– BRING CLEAN CRV RECYCLABLES to the cemetery on our Open House days – June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, and December 18. We’ll also have a yard sale those days to help raise money. We’re at Foothill & Bledsoe in Sylmar.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
Co-Chair, Pioneer Cemetery Committee
San Fernando Valley Historical Society
Why do I have news of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society on my blog? Easy! I’m a lifetime member and serve on the Society’s Board of Directors and also serve as Co-Chair of the Pioneer Cemetery Committee. I’m a Sylmar real estate agent who likes to preserve instead of develop!
“Ms Jacky” Walker
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