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Donations continue to help right vandalized stones at Glenwood Cemetery

Jeffrey Howell, President Bay of Quinte Mutual, presented Glenwood Cemetery board chair Sandy Latchford with a $20,000 toward the repair fund.

Continued efforts to right vandalized headstones and monuments got a significant boost with three donations.

Jeffrey Howell, President Bay of Quinte Mutual, presented Glenwood Cemetery board chair Sandy Latchford with a $20,000 toward the repair fund.

Michael Goodwin, of the FourPlay Baroque Ensemble presented $500 to Glenwood Board Chair Sandy Latchford

Michael Goodwin, of the FourPlay Baroque Ensemble presented $500 and Jim Reid, President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 in Wellington presented Helma Oonk, Manager Glenwood Cemetery with $600.

Following a month-long investigation, two young men were arrested by Prince Edward OPP in relation to the vandalism the evening of June 20. Headstones and monuments were toppled and broken – some permanently – including a 100-year-old Celtic cross. A 15-year-old from Kingston and 17-year-old from Picton are in the court system to answer charges of mischief over $5,000.

Glenwood has now completed an inventory of 175 stones and monuments in need of repairs estimated to be in the range of $200,000. Meeting are under way with monument companies to co-ordinate repairs.  Due to the weight of the stones, the restoration work must be undertaken by qualified individuals and companies. The complete list is on the cemetery’s website.

As a non-profit, the cemetery’s only revenue is from the sales of graves, commissions from the sale of monuments, bequests, some from the municipality, fundraising and donations.

Further information on Glenwood Cemetery or for those wishing to donate, visit glenwoodcemetery.ca/support-us.

The Lenni Stewart Jazz Trio will present a concert Saturday, Sept. 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Chapel. Funds raised there will go toward the heritage chapel restoration and window repair.

Jim Reid, President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 in Wellington presented Helma Oonk, Manager Glenwood Cemetery with $600

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