Helping Hands Comes to Pioneer Cemetery April 30

As part of an annual “Mormon Helping Hands” statewide day of service, members from local congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be working to beautify the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 30, at 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar, at the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Bledsoe Street.

The public is invited to join the volunteers in weeding, painting, removing damaged shrubs, and other beautification tasks in preparation for the cemetery’s annual Memorial Day Observance on May 30. Anyone interested in volunteering should bring a pair of protective work gloves.  Any other tools (if needed) will be provided, as will water and lunch for all volunteers.

The historic cemetery was established in 1874 and is currently operated by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society and supported entirely through donations.

For additional information, please call 818-365-5860 or visit

Directions: From the 210 Freeway, exit at Polk Street and drive south to Foothill. Turn right onto Foothill and go a half mile to the stoplight at Bledsoe.

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