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Friday, April 1, 2011
Spring Cleaning At Old Philadelphia April 2011
The Mississippi Society of Paranormal Investigators will host their annual Spring Clean-up project at the Old Philadelphia Presbyterian Cemetery in Red Banks Ms. Marshall County, on Saturday and Sunday April 16th & 17th 2011. Volunteers from the group will be raking leaves, cutting brush and clearing some fallen tree limbs . MSSPI adopted the Historic Cemetery in 2009 to assist the cemetery owner, Mr Roy Hendrix, an attorney from Memphis Tn. in an attempt to maintain the pre-civil war cemetery. Mr Hendrix is a direct decendent of the original owner of the property who donated the cemetery to the Old Brick Methodist Church which has since been moved to another location in Red Banks. He has donated over $10,000 out of his own pocket to maintain the cemetery over the years, but now in his 80's he is physically unable to maintain it himself. This cleanup project is an ongoing effort as the cemetery is located in a rural location and while rarely visited, thick growth, falling limbs and leaves occur every year and must be maintained. Last years efforts were stalled by bad weather and limited volunteers , so we are hoping that Mother Nature will work with us this year.
You can read about the history of the Old Phil Cemetery on our main website http://www.mississippi-spi.com/. or in a previous post I have done about the cemetery in this blogs archives.
If you would like to help out or contribute to the clean-up efforts at Old Philadelphia, please contact me via email at email@example.com for more information.
I am a volunteer cemetery photographer and history researcher, I currently submit headstone photos and inscription data to the FindAGrave.com website. I am the Author of Hauntings In My Head, A Collection of Ghostly Southern Poetry and Darkness Deep A Collection of Dark Poetry and Short Stories, available on Amazon.com and Createspace, I have also been published by Seventh Star Press in Southern Haunts Spirits That Walk Among Us and will also be featured in Southern Haunts Devils In The Darkness Book II due out in March. I have written history, science and paranormal related articles for the MSSPI Research Room Blog here on Blogger and Dark Literature posts and reviews on the MSSPI Dark Pens blog on Wordpress.IYou can read some of my poetry and short stories on my new literature blog at www.Twizted Twigs.wordpress.com I am also a retired nurse of 20 yrs.