FRIENDS OF SWAYZE, INC.
REPAIR. REBUILD. RESTORE.

History in Action

Historic Swayze Burying Ground 
Hope, New Jersey
Cemetery Clean Up Tasks

Please let us know if you are available
to assist with mowing and weedwacking
of the grounds.




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 Swayze Cemetery Draws 
Dedicated Individuals

     Most of life's projects require teamwork, skill, expertise, and dedication; the Swayze Cemetery project is no exception.  Friends of Swayze, right from it's inception has been fortunate to have many caring hands in the mix; from the grounds maintenance crew to the Board of Trustees.  Now during the first phase of the wall repair-a group of  skilled individuals has agreed to donate their time to assist with the reconstruction of the front wall which had tumbled.

The project is headed by JASON MAY, who is acting as lead mason for the wall project. Jason has removed the stone, chipped off the old mortar and has stacked the stone on pallets to get ready for the rebuild.  ROBERT MAY has also helped with the stone stacking and serves as the organization's president. 

RON PETERSEN of Petersen Excavating has agreed to dig new footings for the wall and will backfill the area as necessary. He will also provide the heavy equipment needed to reinstall the large blue stone caps.

     MIKE CONSER of Tri-State QUIKRETE has agreed to donate all of the necessary mortar needed for the front wall repair.

     DUANE COPLEY and HERB OBSER have been working on the restoration of the Swayze Cemetery gates.

     Behind the scenes are also many dedicated individuals who are responsible for fundraising, public relations and education, photography, group tours, landscaping, ground maintenance, repairs, etc.

     Some of the individuals who have also volunteered their time and skills to the Swayze Cemetery include:

     Norman Beatty, Tim Belstra, Duane Copley, Liam Faris, Richard Goodbody, John Koonz, Fran Nalbone, Jason May, Robert May, Janet Milita, Timothy McDonough, Herb Obser, Christine Rusin, Bob Sherman, Peter Thomas, and Monica Sobon.

     If you would like to join the team, please send us an email at info@friendsofswayze.org.


All Photographs © PARASHOOT PRODUCTIONS  All Rights Reserved.
NOTE: 
     WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF $$$   TO HELP  FUND THE UPKEEP OF THE GROUNDS,  THE PUBLICATION OF NEWSLETTERS, EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS, SEMINARS, AND ORGANIZATION FILINGS,  AND REPAIRS TO THE GATES AND WALL, ETC.

      IF YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION, HOWEVER LARGE OR SMALL, IT WILL BE PUT TO GOOD USE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

The footings have been poured for the rebuilding of the front wall of the Cemetery.