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GCCC Prisoners Help With Willow Cemetery Clean Up

Photo of volunteer inmate work crew from GCCC

R-L, top row, Sgt. Josh Kleven, I/M Meehan, Robert; I/M Mathews, Ronald, I/M Traphagen, Anthony; bottom row, I/M Hutson, John and I/M Saddler, Thomas

This fall, a volunteer inmate work crew helped clear out the Waldrons Pond Memorial Park Cemetery in Willow. Willow Chamber of Commerce President Jim Huston wrote the following to GCCC Superintendent John Conant: “On behalf of the Willow Chamber of Commerce and the Waldrons Pond Memorial Park Directors, I would like to thank the Department of Corrections and the Pt. Mackenzie inmate crew for their volunteer help with our project. It was rewarding to work alongside the inmates who were so cheerful and productive on the project no matter what the weather conditions. With their help we were able to accomplish more than we thought we would be able to do this summer.” The clean-up will resume in the Spring.