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City of West Palm Beach to Host Great American Cleanup 2019 at Evergreen Cemetery
Volunteers will assist with cleaning cemetery gravestones, trimming hedges and providing general maintenance of the cemetery.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (April 8, 2019) -- The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce The Great American Cleanup 2019 event at the Evergreen Cemetery, located at 2825 N. Rosemary Ave, on Saturday, April 27th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Volunteers will assist with cleaning cemetery gravestones, trimming hedges and providing general maintenance of the cemetery. Please join us!

In 1913 a group of seven men identified as trustees and owners had the Evergreen Cemetery laid out.  Joined by four others, they formed the Evergreen Cemetery Association in 1916. For over 85 years, Evergreen Cemetery has been the final resting place of some of the city´s most influential African American citizens including Dr. T. Leroy Jefferson, the City´s first African American physician; J.W. Mickens, an early educator; Henry Speed, a real estate investor; and Dr. J.R. Vickers, a physician. In 1981, the City Commission declared Evergreen Cemetery a site of local historical significance. The City acquired and assumed responsibility for Evergreen Cemetery in 1987.
Due to the historical nature of the project, the City is particularly interested in having individuals and groups who are familiar with the cemetery or the surrounding area as volunteers, but no specific experience is required to volunteer. 
If you are interested in volunteering or you know of a group that is interested, please contact City of West Palm Beach Volunteer Coordinator Mario Arguelles at (561) 804-4938, marguelles@wpb.org.