Donations - The Campaign For Oconee Hill Cemetery
With the community’s support, Oconee Hill Cemetery has launched a campaign to restore Athens-Clarke County’s public cemetery. Oconee Hill Cemetery has raised $1.3 million of its campaign for repairs and restoration under the leadership of campaign Co-Chairs Buddy and Lucy Allen, Tom Wilfong and Honorary Co-Chair Terry Wingfield, Sr..
The public cemetery for Athens-Clarke County, last year marked the 160th anniversary of Oconee Hill Cemetery. A comprehensive assessment in recent years concluded that many historic sections of Oconee Hill Cemetery could one day be beyond repair and lost forever. The assessment found some roads in disrepair, and many steps and walkways need attention. There is little water service and several retaining walls are in great need of repair. In response, the campaign is raising funds to restore the quickly deteriorating infrastructure of the cemetery.
Many neighbors and friends have already generously supported the Campaign. Like you, they believe the past is worth preserving because of the strength it
gives to those of us in the present.
Today, you can join this movement to preserve our history by making a gift to the Campaign for Oconee Hill Cemetery. When you help achieve the Campaign goal with a gift of $50, $100 or even $250 if you are able, repairs and restoration will be undertaken to return the historic section of the cemetery to its former beauty. Gravestones will be repaired and fences around family plots will once again reflect the strength of each generation’s bond with one another.
And the size of the perpetual care trust fund will increase so that future generations will still be able to walk through Oconee Hill Cemetery – honored on our National Register of Historic Places -- and hear the stories of ancestors and former residents.
Please click the button below to make a donation to the Capital Campaign for Oconee HIll Cemetery.