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Gold Hill Township Cemetery Board accepting maintenance donations

  • A view of Kanady Cemetery.

    A view of Kanady Cemetery.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTY SHORT

  • A look at Bradley Cemetery on Portal Road.

    A look at Bradley Cemetery on Portal Road.
    PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTY SHORT

 
Submitted by Christy Short
Posted on 6/24/2020, 6:03 AM

GALLATIN COUNTY -- The Gold Hill Township Cemetery Maintenance Board once again is reaching out to the public to let you know we will graciously accept donations anytime throughout the year to assist in the maintenance of our local cemeteries within Gold Hill Township.

Summer is upon us and so is the height of the mowing season, so we ask you to please include us in your budget to help with the maintenance expenses. Although a real estate tax of less than .050 percent is collected from those living in the Gold Hill Township, the annual amount collected does not come close to covering the expenses required to maintain these precious historical resting places of our ancestors.

The list of cemeteries maintained within Gold Hill Township include Bradley on New Market Road, Bradley on Portal Road, Byrd, Kanady and McGhee (McGehee).

We'd like to give a special "thank you" to the Howards for maintaining the Fields Cemetery on Howards' hill and to our anonymous helper at the Bradley Cemetery on New Market Road. If you're out for a drive, check out the new signs placed at the entrances of the Byrd and Gold Hill Cemeteries.

Your donations may be mailed to the Board Chairman, Christy Short at 286 W. Roosevelt Ave., Shawneetown, IL 62984 or the Board Secretary, Cindy Decker at 11000 Oldham Road, Shawneetown, IL 62984. Your donations will be deposited into the Gold Hill Township Cemetery Maintenance Fund account at Legence Bank. If you have questions or concerns, you may contact Christy at (618) 269-3531 or Cindy at (618) 518-9355. We would like to wish all of you a safe and fun summer.