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Section A: General News


Volunteers provide new fence for historic Polley Cemetery


Volunteers provide new fence for historic Polley Cemetery
A new fence surrounds the historic Polley Cemetery.


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Thanks to many friends who contributed funds, materials, and labor to get the job done, a brand new fence surrounds the historic Polley Cemetery. No one really knows when the old barbed-wire fence was erected around the cemetery, but the time had come for it to be replaced.

Special thanks go to Edward Uhlig of Sutherland Springs, who spent countless hours tearing down the old fence, digging postholes, welding, and building a new sign. He also built and erected an extra-large gate to accommodate a tractor for mowing.

Eric Fryer of La Vernia donated his welding skills and built a new entry gate, and Keith Johanson of La Vernia contributed pipe for the railing or wherever needed. Additionally, the Wilson County Probation Department spent Saturdays assisting with the project, and John Grammer, John Gauntt, and the Polley Association contributed funding for supplies.

This is a classic example of concerned friends who have faith in a project and are willing to follow through. We hope everyone will take time to drive by the cemetery and admire the results of some great “teamwork.” The Polley Cemetery was established in 1848 with a historical marker erected in 2008.
 

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