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.