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2017 Service-Learning Symposium: Celebrating Oak Grove Cemetery

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Celebrating Oak Grove Cemetery

Authors: Marty Thompson and Carolyn Neeld 

Faculty Supervisor: Jessica Melilli-Hand, Ph.D., MFA


As a service-learning project, Marty Thompson and Carolyn Neeld are working with Oak Grove Cemetery Society.  This society was created to preserve the historical aspect of Oak Grove Cemetery, support the descendants of those interred, and help the city of Brunswick with its upkeep and maintenance.  The cemetery was established by the city of Brunswick in 1838, comprises 3 acres, and hosts more than 1200 permanent residents. After a private tour of the cemetery and some in depth research, Marty and Carolyn wrote two unique pieces of literature created with tools provided in their Poetry and Fiction class ENGL 3150.   Carolyn wrote a tour narrative to be utilized by the volunteer guides during various fund raising events hosted by the society.  Marty wrote a themed piece of poetry to hopefully be included in the newest Oak Grove Cemetery newsletter.