South Bend organizations hold ribbon cutting ceremony for the city cemetery’s recent improvements

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, The Historic Preservation Commission, and the City of South Bend’s Department of Community Investment have announced a ribbon cutting ceremony for the South Bend City Cemetery’s recent improvements taking place on Wednesday at 10 am.

Improvements were recently made to the brick entrance, as well as an adding street parking, brand-new planters, and seating areas.

Pathways were also resurfaced, and more than 180 damaged and aging headstones were restored.

Aaron Perri Executive Director of South Bend Venues, Parks, and Arts Aaron Perri says

“All new trails were put in throughout cemetery. Its much easier to traverse the cemetery. Restored some of the existing paths and adding new ones. More than 400 headstones were restored. Some were just cleaning and some were major restorations” 

A new guided tour narrated Historic Preservation Commission Specialist, Adam Toering, was also added to the cemetery.

Toering said “The Staff to the Historic Preservation Commission of South Bend and St. Joseph County are grateful to see continued investment in City Cemetery, ensuring it remains a place of reflection and contemplation on our predecessors and their legacies,”.

You can learn more about the South Bend Cemetery here.

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