Thursday, October 1, 2015

Evergreen Cemetery Clean Up-November 1-November 15th 2015



Cemeteries to Clean Up November 1 - 15

Colorado Springs’ two City-operated cemeteries will conduct their tri-annual clean-up November 1 – 15.
Prior to this two-week period families and friends are encouraged to remove from gravesites and headstones any items they wish to save. The November clean-up is the time when Halloween decorations and other holiday items are removed from the cemetery, along with tarnished, unsightly, sun-bleached or damaged containers or flowers.
Typically, the cemeteries allow artificial flowers in vases or attached to stones to remain, but occasionally they are removed inadvertently, according to Jody Sanchez -Skamarak, Interim sexton.  Artificial flowers must be in urns attached to the monument or plastic vases.  The cemetery will not allow any glass and pottery.  Their placement must not hinder mowing or other cemetery maintenance.
Although some regular visitors to the cemeteries dislike the clean-up, it is the management’s responsibility to keep the grounds free of clutter and prohibited items.  The sexton advises visitors to remove any items of value prior to the clean-up.
As stated in published cemetery regulations, prohibited items include baskets, boxes, shells, toys, crockery, glassware, cans and potted plants.  Hanging objects including pots, artificial flowers and wreaths are also prohibited.
For more information, call Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 Hancock Expressway, at
385-6251 or Fairview Cemetery, 1000 26th St., at 385-6251.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Don't Miss Out!! Special Events For the Month of August

Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society  

Summer 2015 Calendar of Events

HISTORIC SPEAK SERIES
LAST TWO EVENTS-PAYABLE AT THE DOOR


AUGUST 23
TEDDY ROOSEVELT $10

SPECIAL NIGHT TIME TOURS:BY RESERVATION ONLY!



AUGUST 18TH AFTER HOURS PHOTO SHOOT
7:30-???

$35
MEET OUTSIDE OF FRONT GATE NO LATER THAN 7:30! 


EvergreenCemeterySociety@yahoo.com


Click the BUY NOW link to purchase your tickets for the after hours photo shoot on
 August 18th!

Friday, June 12, 2015

A Visit With Nikola Tesla

Join us this Sunday June 14, 2:00pm at Evergreen Cemetery Chapel where you will have an opportunity to visit with Nikola Tesla.



Mad scientist, forward thinking genius, and so many more words could describe Nikola Tesla. Much of what the world knows and thinks about electricity is due to Tesla. His fans are legion, many making the trip to Colorado Springs to walk where he walked, see the mountain that played a role in his work. Although he died in obscurity and poverty, Tesla is now known and revered by so many. Perhaps the Tesla Coil is one of his best known 'inventions' showing up in films and television. A pioneer well worth knowing and remembering.


Think You Know History Series in conjunction with Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society.

Evergreen Cemetery Chapel
1005 Hancock Expressway
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
$10 per person.
Proceeds benefit restoration projects at Evergreen Cemetery.




Thursday, May 21, 2015

Memorial Day Commemoration 2015!

MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION
MAY  25, 2015
10:30am to 1:30pm approx
EVERGREEN CEMETERY
1005 HANCOCK EXPRESSWAY
COLORADO  SPRINGS, CO 80903
 
Join us on Monday May 25th Memorial Day for the Annual Evergreen Cemetery Memorial Day Commemoration hosted by the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent  Society.
The 10th US Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers  will lead the procession from the Evergreen Chapel beginning at approximately 11:00am  to the Spanish American War site to honor George M. Mason, Buffalo Soldier who fought in the Spanish American War. The presentation will last until approximately 12:30.
1:00pm butterfly release at Evergreen Chapel.
Join us in celebrating 140 years of history
Light Refreshments will be served
For more information please call 385-6254
 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Tears From Heaven

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon our head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Langston Hughes

 

 

 Rain is grace, rain is the sky descending to the earth, without the rain, there would be no life

John Updike

 

 
 

I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies

Eden Ahbez

 
 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Winter Beauty

Finding sacred silence while visiting Evergreen in the winter. Great photo Art!