Spring cleaning at Ponemah Cemetery

Published 4:35 am Wednesday, April 4, 2018

More than two dozen volunteers turned out on Good Friday to participate in the revitalization of Sullivan Memorial Circle, inside Ponemah Cemetery.

Bogalusa Rebirth adopted the site, where they planted seven Azaleas, seven Loropetalum, two Sweet Olive Trees and four Adagio Grass plants. They also cleaned the monuments of the Father and Mother of Bogalusa, Williams Sullivan and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Sullivan.

Wendy Williams, Executive Director of Bogalusa Rebirth, was very pleased with the attendance. She stated it was a beautiful day to be out doing something “good” for the city and also to pay homage to the Sullivans.

Volunteers included two missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints here from Utah and Indiana. The effort was part of the “Cleanest City” campaign that Mayor Wendy Perrette and Landon Tims, director of parks and recreation, spearheaded. The city was scheduled to be judged this week.