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Volunteers give Rockville Cemetery a makeover

A $6,500 grant from the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries went toward building a new fence for the Rockville Cemetery. (The Enterprise/File Photo)

ROCKVILLE – A small historic cemetery near the Oregon-Idaho border is now protected behind a fence, thanks to a group of volunteers who converged there in October.

About 50 people helped clean up the area and build the new fence, replacing a barb wire fence, around the Rockville Cemetery. The project was funded by a $6,500 grant from the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries.

Bonnie MacKenzie applied for the grant and the work was done in one day.

“We began at 9 a.m. and completed the job by 6 p.m.,” said MacKenzie.

MacKenzie said 53 people – including youth . . .