Friends of Rural Cemetery

Become a Friend of the Rural Cemetery. Find out how by calling 543-3279 or click here for more information and a donation card.
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Rural Cemetery Volunteer Opportunities

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  • Preservation Committee: Join the Rural Cemetery Preservation Committee, which meets at 5:00 the first Monday of the month at the Recreation & Parks Finley Community Center 2060 College Ave.
  • Adopt-a-Plot: Select a specific plot (20x20 ft.) and sign up to maintain it in good condition by doing necessary weeding, raking, planting (if desired) 3-4 times a year.
  • Rose Garden Maintenance: Join Sandy Frary and a small group of dedicated gardeners who beautify the cemetery with color and life.
  • Docent: Serve as a docent for various tours, including student tours and Lamplight Tours.
  • Acting: Lend your acting talents to a Lamplight Tour in the fall.
  • Retiree Efforts: Serve with the retirees who work every Tuesday and Thursday morning to keep the cemetery in good condition.
  • PR Manager: Provide service as a Public Relations manager arranging for newspaper, TV, and radio coverage of cemetery events and information.

For details on how to volunteer at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, please contact the Recreation & Parks office at 543-3279.


 Monthly Work Parties

Cemetery Work Parties
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Join the Rural Cemetery every third Saturday of the month from 9:00-noon for a volunteer work party. (Work party not hosted in September.) Projects include the cemetery beautification efforts such as mowing grass and landscaping projects, painting, repairing borders, restoring plots, and various maintenance work. Call 543-3279 for more information.