Voters are reaping the benefits of repairs at the historic Oakland cemetery.
Sunday afternoon, locals came out to the cemetery for “Sunday
in the Park.”
There was an orchestra playing, re-enactors, and tours of
the historic monuments.
The repairs are a part of a movement to make the cemetery
feel more like a park.
"We got the new walkways and driveways and so forth so it's much easier to get around and so it's almost like a new beginning for the cemetery," said Hines Vaughan, member of the Oakland Cemetery Preservation Society.
The new sidewalks and fencing were paid for by a $200,000
bond issue, approved by voters in 2011.
Now, the society is asking people to adopt monuments badly
in need of repair. It's also looking for $200,000 to bring more lighting and benches to the cemetery.