How You Can Help Oakwood Cemetery
left : Students from Keshequa Central School work on a cemetery project in 2003
right: volunteers help with the spring clean up in 2010
There are many ways that families and individuals can participate in the preservation and maintainence of Oakwood Cemetery.
Caring for your Family Plots
Many families do a wonderful job in sprucing up their family plots in the cemetery when they visit. Although the Association hires mowers to cut the grass and do the general trimming, the individual attention a family can give really makes a difference. Caring for urns and approved plantings are especially important.
Sometimes, especially in the older sections, there are no local family left. Perhaps you and your family could "adopt" one of the older family plots!
Please bring problems to the attention of the Oakwood Association members.
Please review the Oakwood Cemetery regulations regarding plantings, decorations, etc.
If individuals, families, or organizations are looking for some community service there is always something that needs to be done at Oakwood Cemetery. Feel free to contact Tom Cook to arrange for a project.
Spring is a great time for working in the cemetery. The Friends of Nunda Cemeteries usually sponsors several clean up days in the local cemeteries. Check the News page for the upcoming schedule.
There is a summer volunteer work crew that does repairs on fallen gravestones throughout the summer. Check the News
There may also be some cemetery research projects that are underway that you can volunteer for. They are also listed on the News page. You can also contribute your family graves and other information to Find a Grave. (See our links.)
Donations large or small are always helpful. Donations will be used toward the repair of gravestones unless a specific request is made. Donations can be made either to the Oakwood Cemetery Association Box 242, Nunda NY 14517 or the Friends of Nunda Cemeteries, Box 22, Nunda NY 14517.