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Douglas County Cemetery Association to host annual meeting

The Douglas County Cemetery Association’s 18th annual meeting will be held Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Alexandria.

The guest speaker will be David Inman with the Minnesota Genealogical Society, reporting on progress of the Minnesota Cemetery Project.

All county and surrounding cemetery board members are invited to attend.

The Douglas County Cemetery Association currently has 43 member cemeteries throughout the Douglas County area. It works closely with the Douglas County Historical Society to maintain cemetery records. Its goal is to promote local cemeteries as the guardians of the county’s heritage and as a place of lasting tribute to the memory of those who have gone on before.

The association also serves as a resource for member cemeteries in dealing with operational problems that arise. It promotes creating beneficial relationships between the member cemeteries and encourages efforts to maintain cemeteries as well-landscaped and comforting places to visit.