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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spotlighting Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio and their Memorial Day Essay Contest!

From Spring Grove Cemetery's Facebook Page:

"We are a few days late in announcing our new contest and would like to thank you for your patience. 

Memorial Day has been a significant part of Spring Grove since the Cemetery's inception in 1845. Because Memorial Day is so important to Spring Grove, we want to learn what Memorial Day means to you. We would like for you to submit an ESSAY (450 words or less) titled 'WHAT MEMORIAL DAY MEANS TO ME'. We want to get our youngest citizens involved also and hope that parents will email their children’s essays. We will be awarding a signed copy of the stunning 'Beauty in the Grove' coffee table book by Phil Nuxhall and an American Flag for the top prize in our adult category and will be awarding a Family Membership to the Cincinnati Museum Center to the winner in the 17 and younger category. 

Please email your essays to whuang@springgrove.org by midnight May 22. 

We will have hard copies of the winning essays on display throughout Memorial Day weekend."