Fennville Cemetery Damage

Over the last few weeks Fennville has had a ton of extra visitors coming from near and far to see the poppy field memorial. The field was planted by Joan and John at Pleasant Hill Farm to honor their son, Sgt. Mateo Donaldson who died from PTSD in 2015 and Analilia Salinas who died in 2019 from DIPG (Childhood cancer). Recently the field made local and national news drawing the attention of many visitors. Dispite efforts of social media and having signs posted throughout the cemetery, some visitors have been disrespectful to not only the memorial but to the Fennville Cemetery as well. Witnesses have seen people park on graves and drive over them to park. Over father's day weekend, the city discovered that the worst had happened, a headstone was hit with a vehicle and the driver fled the scene. The city has since, closed the cemetery to public parking, asking that visitors park in the street or at the church down the road. This fundraiser is to raise money to repair all of the damages to the headstone and the Fennville Cemetery. Any additional funds will be donated to raise awareness for PTSD and DIPG. WZZM 13 story https://www.wzzm13.com/mobile/article/news/local/fennville-closes-cemetery-to-vehicles-after-damage-done-by-poppy-field-visitors/69-14064b6f-f513-4b2b-b0a9-694f1a7799e2

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    • $100 
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  • Sandra Olsen 
    • $25 
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  • Melissa Henson  
    • $20 
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Organizer

Angelica Pena-Smith 
Organizer
Fennville, MI
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