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May 29, 2022 - 11:10pm
posted by Press Release in Alexander, alexander cemetery, news.

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Press release:

We are so appreciative of the coverage of the Alexander Cemetery after the tornado damage.  So many people saw it online, but the cemetery is not online, or on social media.  We were hoping you could share this thank you note online for all of the support we received.

The Alexander Cemetery Assoc. would like to thank the community for their generous donations after the tornado damage on the night of April 25, 2022.

We would also like to thank everyone who volunteered their time and services to assist with the extensive cleanup efforts.

We continue to clean up storm damage and are making plans to have the rest of the damaged tree taken down. 

We are looking into the best ways to save and repair the broken and damaged gravestones.

The support has been overwhelming and we are truly grateful for this outpouring of love and generosity from Alexander and the community.

Photos related to cemetery clean up and repair submitted by Kate Goodman

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April 26, 2022 - 11:07pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Alexander, alexander cemetery, news.

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Strong winds that brought down power lines in the Sandpit Road area of Alexander on Monday was actually a category EF-0 tornado, according to the National Weather Service.

The twister brought down several trees and caused damage to historic gravestones in the Alexander Cemetery, according to Kate Goodman, cemetery association president. 

The cemetery which was established in 1813 is a not-for-profit organization and was not insured for the damages, Goodman said.

The cemetery is asking the community for any donations they can provide to help defray the costs of removing the trees and repairing the stones.  Donations can be sent to the Alexander Cemetery Association at 4201 Broadway Road, Alexander, NY 14005. 

Photos submitted by Kate Goodman.

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