The Chemainus Cemetery grounds were cleaned up by a diligent grouop of volunteers. (Photo by Dianne Daniel)

The Chemainus Cemetery grounds were cleaned up by a diligent grouop of volunteers. (Photo by Dianne Daniel)

Work party cleans up Chemainus Cemetery grounds

Many hands truly make lighter work in advance of Remembrance Day

A little hard work goes a long way and the more volunteers the merrier.

Sally Pilyk, administrator of the Chemainus Cemetery, put out the call for a work party to clean up the cemetery in advance of Remembrance Day. People came armed with fan rakes and corn brooms Oct. 30 and many hands truly made light work – or lighter, at least, than would have been expected.

The last time this was done it was most successful and the cemetery looked fantastic afterwards. This occasion was no exception.

“A big thank you to all the volunteers who raked the leaves and made Chemainus Cemetery look wonderful,” noted Pilyk.

“We had a good turnout of people from the community and the whole two acres was cleaned up in two hours.”

That’s the way a small community pitches in.

And it certainly made a great backdrop for those taking part in the Remembrance Day Cemetery Service on Sunday, Nov. 7.

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Volunteers put the Chemainus Cemetery grounds into great shape with a work party. (Photo by Dianne Daniel)

Volunteers put the Chemainus Cemetery grounds into great shape with a work party. (Photo by Dianne Daniel)

Fallen leaves were raked up and picked up at the Chemainus Cemetery grounds by a diligent group of volunteers. (Photo by Wendy Palou)

Fallen leaves were raked up and picked up at the Chemainus Cemetery grounds by a diligent group of volunteers. (Photo by Wendy Palou)