Residents encouraged to take part in upcoming volunteer cleanup day at Evergreen Cemetery

Area residents are encouraged to take part in an upcoming cleanup event at the Evergreen Cemetery.

The Friends of the Historical Evergreen Cemetery, Sons of Confederate Veterans Pvt. William R. Milton Camp 741 and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Marion Dragoons Chapter 2311 are partnering with the City of Ocala’s Public Works Department to host the volunteer cleanup day on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m.-noon.

Volunteers will meet at Evergreen Cemetery, located in the 300 block of NW Eighth Street, at 8 a.m. and assist with cleaning headstones, raking leaves, picking up fallen tree limbs and cleaning up debris. For more information, please contact the public works department at (352) 351-6723.