Tuesday, November 17, 2009
MLWGS Students Beautify Walker Gravesite
Student members of the Maggie L. Walker Civic Society recently spent their Saturday morning working on the upkeep of the gravesite of Maggie L. Walker at Evergreen Cemetery. Students cleared weeds around the headstone and planted a flower bed on November 14.
“Parts of the cemetery are overgrown and not maintained,” said Merci Best ’13. “We will probably go back next month to continue [our work].”
The MLW Civic Society’s efforts are in partnership with the National Park Service and with Virginia Roots, a non-profit organization overseeing the restoration efforts at Evergreen. The Civic Society has also supported fundraising efforts to erect a National Historic Marker for Maggie Walker.
Pictured from left to right are D’monte Pittman ’13 (seated), Ms. Joy Davis, Sasha Jervay ’11, Emily Sloane ’11, Kia Jordan ’13, Merci Best ’13, Johnny Mac Yates ’13, and Mrs. Lisa Williams. Not pictured are Mr. Irvin Charles and Mr. Karl Zweerink