Friends of the Cemetery is a volunteer group created to assist with maintenance, improvements, beautification, preservation, and events at the Fountain City Public Cemetery. They will work in cooperation with City of Fountain City staff and Cemetery Committee.
Our Mission: To preserve our historic cemetery and the memory of those interred there.
Friends of the Cemetery is still in the formation phase and seeking volunteers that are willing to donate their time and talents towards the area of need that best fits their skillset. You are not limited to what you see listed, nor are you limited to just one area. Any and all help is great!
Possible Volunteer Areas:
- Park Maintenance
- Monument Restoration
- Flower maintenance
- Long Range Planning
- Historical Research
- Event planning and fundraising
All good things take time and if you have visited the cemetery you are aware of the great need for improvements. Some initial goals have been established but will be fine tuned as the group comes together.
- Year One Goal: Establish group and coordinate to assist city with maintenance. Seek volunteers for board.
- Year Two Goal: Continue with year one, promote membership, host a fundraiser, publish a newsletter
- Year Three: Create long range plan for cemetery improvements; genealogy
One of the other big hurdles the city and group will face is funding. In discussion, is offering annual memberships at different levels but something we can do immediately is to accept donations. Your tax deductible donation can be mailed to: City of Fountain City, 42 North Main St, Fountain City, WI 54629 Attention: Friends of the Cemetery.
Please contact Gwen Katula at 507-459-5547 or [email protected] to volunteer and share your ideas.