Coming up on June 28th is our Art Exhibit where will show off the prize winning photographs from our photography contest. We will celebrate local artists and give you some more history on the cemetery.
Also, available for purchase will be two books: 1) a photography book with all of the winning photographs, plus many more that will only be available for sale this day; 2) a history book written by Bobby Downs Hynson and Fr. Chad Partain detailing the history of the cemetery and the stories of some of the people buried there. The book is entitled: Under the Shade of the Trees. These books will be available for sale and autograph at the event.
We need your help!!! At this time, we are asking local businesses to donate gift cards in $5, $10 or $20 denominations. We will accept cards for any local business in any amount. We are also in need of easels (borrowed or donated), and large mailing envelopes. If you would like to help us out by donating any of the items listed, please contact us at: HistoricRapidesCemetery@gmail.com Any business who makes a donation, no matter how small or big, will be invited to the Art Exhibit on June 28th to set up a table advertising your business and to show your support of this community project.n Please see the attached letter.
Thank you for your continued interest and help with our projects!!!