VOLUNTEERS RESTORE VANDALIZED CEMETERY
Cleve Bryan ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) - 12/1/07 06:50 pm
MILLVILLE - This grave marker may be old but it didn't just fall over, someone knocked it down.
"Just mean, just had nothing better to do you know," says Roberty Nuskey, the caretaker of Mount Pleasant Cemetary.
He cannot believe last week, possibly on Thanksgiving, someone or someones disrespected this cemetery by vandalizing it.
"It was just devastating, tore me up."
But as disgust over the incident has grown in Millville so has the will to rectify the wrong.
"The destruction and the vandalism is just an absolute disgrace to the community, so we took some time today to just help out," says Jason Cossaboon from the Venatores Gunning Club.
Today dozens of members from the club lent their time and their backs to restore the damaged gravesites.
"What we had to do is reset the tombstones, had to level the bases, reset the pins and the top pieces," says Cossaboon.
In all 72 grave markers were damaged during the incident, leaving volunteers plenty of work to do.
"They heard about it and here they are, that's great," says Nuskey.
"Most of us are born and raised in Millville and it's just 1 more way to help out," says Cossaboon.
So as these volunteers work to resurrect what some vandals struck down they still need the community's help to find whoever did this.
Crime Stoppers is offering a 1 thousand dollar reward and so is the cemetery.
Anyone with information should call (856) 825-2182.