Cemetery faces a difficult challenge

To the Editor:

Prospect Hill Cemetery has long been a historic and community oriented part of the town of Guilderland. From its beginnings in 1854, it has been a beautiful landmark on the Great Western Turnpike. The Cemetery has been a neighbor serving the communities of North Bethlehem, New Scotland, Voorheesville, and Guilderland for more than 160 years.

The Prospect Hill Cemetery Board of Trustees is faced with a difficult challenge of keeping the cemetery in its present state in order to serve the above communities for future generations. Currently there is an immediate need for a new generation of cemetery lot and property owners to step up and serve in the capacity of trustee. The cemetery trustees are seeking and need someone to serve as secretary-treasurer.

The mission of the Prospect Hill Cemetery and trustees has been to keep interment cost to the community reasonable and to keep loved ones in our community close to home. The support of the community that the cemetery now serves will determine the future of this mission.

Please plan to attend an urgent meeting of the board on Aug. 19 at Hamilton Union Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.

John O’Mara

Prospect Hill Cemetery

Trustee

Vice President

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