Hundreds volunteer to give Magnolia Cemetery fence a face-lift

Hundreds of volunteers give historic cemetery a face lift
Volunteers included non-profit and civic groups, social organizations, and also area high school students from Catholic and Episcopal. (Source: WAFB)
Volunteers included non-profit and civic groups, social organizations, and also area high school students from Catholic and Episcopal. (Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Hundreds of volunteers came together to fix up an historic final resting place for many prominent people over the years.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, around 375 people painted the fence surrounding the Magnolia Cemetery in mid-city.

Organizers with the United Way say it's been a decade since the fence was last painted. They say the fence was really showing its wear.

"It was definitely due for a facelift. So just a little touch-up, removing some of the mildew and taking some of the flake paint off of it, and so forth," said Shannon Dietz with Capital Area United Way.

Volunteers included non-profit and civic groups, social organizations, and also area high school students from Catholic and Episcopal.

After all the hard work, everyone enjoyed a free lunch.

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