MUNHALL (KDKA) — The Homestead Cemetery in Munhall facing bankruptcy got a group of visitors Saturday.
The cemetery technically is closed with no trespassing signs posted, but a group of volunteers showed up at the 34-acre cemetery on Saturday to mow the grass and pull up weeds.
Almost 90 people showed up to help.
The cemetery now has no caretaker because it ran out of money last week.
Through social media and word of mouth, volunteers are expected to show up to try to make the cemetery “presentable” while the bankruptcy issue goes to court and a trustee is appointed to oversee operations.
Bob Allen reports:
“Seen on Facebook and the news that this needed to be done, so figured I would start with the vets and get them taken care of, since they have done so much for us,” said Pamela Burns.
Sandy Wolfe, whose father and mother are buried in the cemetery, told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti, “We want the cemetery to be fitting of our loved ones who are buried there.”
The cleanup started around 8 a.m. Saturday and is expected to run until late afternoon.
Volunteers are being asked to bring lawn mowers, weed trimmers and chairs.