Mar. 31st, 2016

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A few short months ago, I asked a few of my friends to help form a non-profit tax exempt organization to provide promotional and supplemental financial support to municipal cemeteries in Arkansas listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There are nineteen such cemeteries, and being owned by cities, they face unique challenges. Money is the first of those. Citizens of cities are not keen about being hit up for donations to operate and maintain city owned property when taxes are being levied for that purpose.

We created Stories in Stone, Inc. at the end of December last year. By mid February of this year, the Internal Revenue Service had decided we were a good idea, and granted our tax exemption.
We are operating on a dream and a shoestring right now.

We need your help. There are several ways you can help us.

Bookmark our website, and check it frequently. We are traveling to all of the cemeteries to photograph them. Each cemetery has a page on our website That's one of the ways we are promoting the cemeteries to all of those of us who brake for cemeteries, and can wander for hours, camera in hand, drinking in the history and art. If you are reading this blog, then you like cemeteries, too.

Follow us on Facebook. Give us a "like." It will boost our appearance on Facebook pages of others who are also interested in historic cemeteries.

Donate some money. Our website and Facebook page have a "Donate" button that takes you to our PayPal page. It doesn't have to break the bank. Donations in the amounts of $5 and $10 can add up, and help us to do some wonderful things. You don't have to have a PayPal account to use the button - you can use your credit/debit card, or your bank account. All donations are tax deductible.
You will find six videos on the Stories in Stone YouTube Channel.

We'd appreciate you watching any or all of these, and giving them a like.

And spread the word.

Our goal is to try and save history, one stone at a time.

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