Tuesday evening two members of the Community Destination Imagination team spoke briefly at the Bourbon Town Council meeting on the Early Bourbon Cemetery Memorial Project that they have been planning for at least five years.
The team refers to their project as the “Zombie Project”. They said, The Zombie Project is a team of high school students in the Bourbon area who have been working to restore and protect tombstones in the local cemetery.
The Early Bourbon Cemetery Memorial Project is intended to be a memorial for a recorded 51 individuals buried on West 12th B Road cemetery. It was founded in 1839 and the last burial was in 1879.
Plans include erecting a memorial stone that will be engraved with the names and death dates of the 51. The students are seeking donations to purchase the stone and installation for a cost of $6,500. They have raised $3,000 so far and are now asking for donations of $70 to sponsor a name on the Memorial. All three council members and other audience members pledged their donations following the student’s presentation. The team members indicated that all donations of any amount would be appreciated. Donations can be given to Bourbon Clerk/Treasurer Kim Berger.
Carol Anders Correspondent