It’s not just home owners who are looking at the mild weather and starting to work on spring cleaning projects. In Lytton, the Two Rivers Community Service Society (TRCSS) is planning its annual “work bee” to rake debris from the Lytton Cemetery, across the highway from Kumsheen Secondary School.
This year’s work bee takes place on Sunday, April 3 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Crew from the Village of Lytton will be helping out with weed-clearing and the hauling away of debris for disposal.
Nonie McCann, President of the TRCSS, says that the cemetery clean-up project originated many years ago as the brainchild of Dorothy Dodge. “Even before she retired, the cemetery was her passion. We wanted to assist Dorothy with the clean-up, so the TRCSS said ‘Let’s help’.”
In addition to the Village Crew, the society puts out a call for volunteers to take part in the event. “People come with quads, and we rake up tons and tons of pine needles,” says McCann. She adds that because people know what weekend the clean-up takes place on, they often get relatives coming from out of town to help out and to tidy the plots of loved ones.
“Anybody is welcome,” says McCann, noting that “many hands make light work”. There will be extra rakes on hand for anyone who needs one.