(ATLANTIC) A benefit to beautify Southlawn Memory Gardens will be held Sunday, April 15th from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Pizza Hut in Atlantic. Pizza Hut will donate 15% of all sales that day and Thrivent Financial is providing supplemental funds.
Melissa Stark, Coordinator for Circles4Success, says this benefit will lead up to a work day to beautify Southlawn Memory Gardens on Earth Day, April 22nd, from 2 to 4 p.m.
“We’ll be out there and we’ll be planting bushes. We hope to plant bushes on four corners of the cemetery and also put in some roses. There are some other places out there that we want to add plants and just make it really nice again,” said Stark. “We’re just hoping that people who have loved one buried there might come out and help us or at least join in on the activities out there. I think it will be a nice event for people and bring the community together.”
Stark said this all kind of got started by Patty Hogue, who had her 15-year-old grandson, Kevin Marshall, buried out there in 2011.
“She just saw that there were a lot of needs out there to make it more beautiful and the City has really been doing a great job, the City and the County Supervisors have cut down some of the dead trees and they are going to be restoring several things out there,” explained Stark.
Southlawn Memory Gardens is located south of 22nd Street on Olive Street. For more information or to donate, call Melissa Stark at 712-243-8006.