Categories

Home : general

Facts and Floats ice cream social at Rome Cemetery

Rome Cemetery, 1500 Jervis Ave., will hold its second annual Facts and Floats ice cream social and open house fund raiser 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29.

For 160 years, Rome Cemetery has served the community as the final resting place for many citizens of Rome, including Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance; John B. Jervis, a construction engineer on canal and railroad projects and whose home is now Jervis Public Library; John Stryker, an attorney whose influence led to the Utica and Syracuse Railroad’s course running through Rome.

The cemetery is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors. As such, the cemetery depends on donations, grants, burials and lot sales to fund its operations.

This year, the event will feature ice cream floats — for a suggested donation of $2 — and new this year will be a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the cemetery as well as a self-guided tour.

RomeSentinel.com

Calendar

April 2014
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
March