About 30 volunteers turned out for the 9th annual Bill Hansen Jr. Pioneer Cemetery Cleanup on Friday, June 14. The Eyak Corporation, Native Village of Eyak and other community volunteers partnered to help beautify the cemetery across from Nirvana Park on Eyak Lake.
“The cleanup went great,” said Brennan Cain, vice president and general counsel for The Eyak Corporation. “It was an especially hardworking bunch.”
Cain said the Cordova Native Youth Olympics team stood out as hardworking volunteers.
“We scraped and painted crosses, bagged and hauled away brush and debris, raked, scraped moss off tombstones and spread gravel,” he said.
A barbecue following the cleanup, was sponsored by Wells Fargo, which sent Jon Cannon, vice president and relationship manager for the bank in Anchorage, for the event. Kate Wolgemuth and Margaret Sharp from Sen. Dan Sullivan’s office also visited Cordova to volunteer.
“Angela Butler did a great job organizing the event,” Cain said.