Volunteers wanted for Haverhill cemetery cleanup

The Hilldale Cemetery Association is seeking volunteers and sponsors for its annual cleanup event, scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Oct. 15.

Tasks will include trash pickup, raking, clearing, planting, and mowing. Volunteers are encouraged to bring garden tools such as rakes, clippers, weed wackers, and work gloves. A celebration picnic will follow.

In the event of bad weather, check the “Hope for Hilldale Cleanup Campaign” Facebook page.


The historic cemetery, dating to the 1800s, contains more than 20 acres of walking paths. In recent years, volunteers have begun reclaiming this beautiful but neglected cemetery with the goal of preserving it for future generations.

For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Tammy Dobrosielski at

Brenda J. Buote can be reached at