SWLA Veterans Association cleans up Bilbo Cemetery

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Published: Aug. 13, 2022 at 12:47 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, La. (KPLC) - Volunteers with the SWLA Veterans Association organized a cleanup of Bilbo Cemetery on the lakefront Saturday morning.

Bilbo Cemetery is believed to be the oldest private cemetery in Lake Charles, and it has fallen into disrepair recently, said Matt Young, the city’s director of cultural affairs.

Along with the Veterans Association, Young said the following companies and organizations donated services and volunteers:

  • Jerry’s Tree Service
  • Blackhawk Fencing
  • Rivers Fencing
  • AFCO
  • Gophr
  • Landscape Management
  • United Way of SWLA
  • F.K. White Middle School
  • Integrity Homes
  • Mobile Mini
  • Evergreen Tank
  • Mila Robichaux Allstate
  • Mike Baker Brick

“I know they’re going to make a very visible difference, and with the anticipated lakefront construction beginning this year, the cleanup is incredibly needed,” Young said.

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