Boykins explained that a headstone takes 90 to 120 days to be completed and that staff must wait until the spring thaw to put in a base. He said they try to get all headstones in place before Memorial Day.
Boykins said those who have questions about the cemetery or who want to volunteer or make a donation can call (937) 401-0308.
“They don’t have to donate money,” he said. “We don’t need money, what they can donate is old lawn equipment. That is my biggest struggle. If they want to help out, any old lawn mowers, any old weed whackers. That’s where we need help at.”
The superintendent stressed that burial at Greencastle is the cheapest in the area at $1,000 and that he’s personally donated grave sites or headstones for people who couldn’t afford them. He said a donor has offered to put up a new sign with the cemetery number.
“It’s not going to look like a million-dollar cemetery,” Boykins said. “We’re there to serve a purpose for that community.”