The 2nd Annual fundraising event for The Cemetery Association of Midway was held at the end of April. This event kicks off another year of work for the association, who is launching another effort to revitalize the cemetery as a beautiful place of rest for loved ones, and a welcoming environment for others to visit.
“A cemetery is more than just a place to bury dead people. It is a place to go to remember your loved ones, a home away from home. It’s the desire of The Cemetery Association of Midway to do just that,” explains Jimmy Cook, President of The Cemetery Association of Midway.
The fundraiser was complete with Catfish or BBQ plates, silent and live auctions and a premium cake auction. Shel Winkely, KBTX Chief Meteorologist, was a local celebrity visitor, and broadcast a segment of the event.
The Cemetery Association maintains an ongoing Memorial Brick Sale, in which an engraved brick may be purchased and added to a “Memory Walk” that has been laid as a pathway through the cemetery.
“Work around the cemetery is ongoing and volunteers are desperately needed. The prison provides a lot of help, but it would be great to see more family members volunteering their time to help as well. We have started replacing the fence and created a new entrance. Lawn maintenance is always a necessity, especially in the spring and summer months. That gets very costly and takes away funds from enhancement projects,” says Cook.
He gives great credit to the women of the association’s board for bringing the administrational skills that are needed to implement and accomplish the goals of the Board.
“The fundraiser was successful and everyone had an enjoyable time working and visiting with friends. The Cemetery Association of Midway would like to thank everyone that worked and donated items and food. We would also like to thank everyone that bought auction items and cakes from the premium cake sale,” says Debra Drake, Secretary/Treasurer of the association.
For more information on how to get involved or to donate to The Cemetery Association of Midway, please contact Lynda Churchwell at (936) 349-2628, or Debra Drake at (936) 349-3279.