GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — The Hardin Cemetery at Siloam, Kentucky, located on U.S. 23 in Greenup County is seeking the general public’s assistance for maintenance as the mowing season, which began in April, will run through September.
Emma Ruth Floyd, trustee and treasurer of the Hardin Cemetery Fund, said funding and maintenance of the cemetery is possible primarily through donations.
“We really do rely on donations for the upkeep of Hardin Siloam Cemetery, and this year is no different,” Floyd said. “It is a family cemetery, and has a perpetual fund, but it no longer draws interest, and doesn’t sustain the Cemetery. So, we rely solely on donations that people are willing to give.”
The funds collected last year were sufficient for maintenance, and Floyd said they are hopeful it will happen this year.
“Last year we received enough donations to make it through the year, and that is all we need if we could just do that,” she said. “It costs $180 every two weeks for six months, from April through September, for maintenance of Hardin Siloam Cemetery.”
Criders Lawn care Service of Lloyd, Kentucky is extremely helpful in providing reasonable rates, and great services.
“Criders Lawn care Service does an excellent job, and are so good to keep our costs down as much as they can,” she said.
In addition to Emma Ruth Floyd who serves as treasurer, the remainder of the Hardin Cemetery at Siloam trustees include Judy Maynard, Kim Hardin-Bonzo, and Darin Floyd.
Donations should be made payable to the Hardin Cemetery Fund, and mailed to 44 Stone Dr., Greenup, Kentucky 41144 or by calling Floyd, treasurer at 606-473-6584.
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