Despite the early spring and wet weather mowing at the Cemetery has been completed in time to receive visitors for Memorial day 2017
. We hope you can stop by and pay your respects.
The Leechburg Cemetery Company is excited to be partnering with the Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society. The LAMAHS has agreed to act as a collection point for anyone wishing to contribute funds for the restoration and repair of the Leechburg Cemetery.
Donations can be mailed to;
Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society...
P.O. Box 156
Leechburg, PA 15656-1167
Simply include a letter or note stating that the donated funds are to be used for the Leechburg Cemetry restoration project and the museum will forward the full amount to the cemetery board.
We'd like to extend our thanks to the Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society and their donors for their support in the form of a substantial donation. At the direction of the donating parties monies received will be used this summer to make repairs to the Leech graves.
The Leechburg Cemetery Company is pleased to announce that we will hold our next board meeting at the Leechburg Borough office at 260 Market Street on August 15th at 7:00pm. We look forward to reassembling the board and moving forward with our efforts to maintain and restore the Leechburg Cemetery.
The current members of the Leechburg Cemetery Company wish to extend their thanks to Christine Manganas of the Tribune Review and also WPXI for helping to get the word out in regards to our current situation.
We are also very pleased to announce that our current situation is rapidly improving. Media coverage and Facebook exposure has helped us to secure more than enough new volunteers to fill vacant board seats.
We will be working with these community minded folks over the c...oming days to arrange a meeting and get the board back up and running.
Our thanks to everyone who has stepped up in support of the cemetery and the community.
June 7, 2016
Leechburg Cemetery Company
260 Market Street
Leechburg, PA 15656
You are receiving this letter because you have in the recent past expressed interest in the Leechburg Cemetery.
The board of directors is currently down to two members. In accordance with the by-laws of the company no fewer than five and no more than seven are required to operate. For the past two years the remaining two members have been covering the costs of maintenance out of pocket as available funds cannot be disbursed without board authorization. Recently a letter was received from the bank which holds our accounts advising the accounts would be transferred to the state due to inactivity. Fortunately we have been able to resolve this matter but this issue has expedited our need to reform the board of directors.
The minimum requirement for board membership is the attendance of one annual meeting. That’s’ it. Members are not required to do anything further than meet once a year and decide how cemetery funds are to be used. Of course members can do far more but at this time it is imperative that we form a board that can provide at least the minimum function.
Upon reformation of the board we would elect officers, President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. We could then allocate funds for future maintenance and to settle existing dept.
If you are truly interested in lending a hand please feel free to e-mail me, Larry Boehm at LeechburgCemeteryCompany@gmail.com. Once we have the minimum number of required members we can arrange a board meeting and move forward in providing the care and attention our local cemetery deserves.
Leechburg Cemetery Company
We at the Leechburg Cemtery Company would like to extend our thanks to the Kiski Valley Assembly of God for their efforts in getting the cemetery ready for the Memorial Day weekend. KVAG volunteers donated their time and equipment on Friday the 20th to cut the grass and trim out the markers in perperation for this weekend.
We would also like to thank Leechburg Borough Councilman Wayne Dobos and Michelle Ferretti of the Leechburg area school district and their group of student volunteers who replaced the flags marking the graves of our veterans.
Your time has made a difference.
Clean up day... Friday May 20th
The Kiski Valley Assembly of God will bring their volunteers to the Leechburg Cemetery for our first work detail of the 2016 season. Volunteers will be cleaning up debris and cutting the grass to get the grounds in good order for the upcoming Memorial day observance. All are welcome to attend and assist. Work may continue into Saturday depending on weather and progress. Out thanks go out to the Kiski Valley Assembly of God for their assistance.