The North Turner Association will meet on June 19 and is looking for new members


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The North Turner Cemetery Association plans to meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at the cemetery at 4282 Howes Corner Road; time permits.

Participants are requested to bring a chair. Another meeting place will be 38 Quimby Road. People weakened by COVID-19 are advised to wear a mask for their comfort, according to a press release from the association.

The association was first organized in 1899. Anyone who would like a copy of its amended statutes can email Eva Leavitt at [email protected]. Some of the earliest burials were made between 1806 and 1892. Some lots were used by families whose descendants still live in town.

The number of active members is only six people at present. Membership is open to anyone interested, anyone who has purchased land or any descendant with relatives buried in the cemetery. In recent years, the association has lost leaders and active members; the group asks that anyone interested come to their aid.

Lester Quimby resigned as caretaker and his job was to sell lots along with managing the cemetery plan, arranging burials, spring cleaning and repairing stones. He has been doing this job for almost 50 years.

The association also needs help with general supervision and business management and someone to serve as vice-president of the association.

Donations can be made payable to North Turner Cemetery Association and mailed to the association at 7 Beach St., Turner, ME 04282.

The cash is dwindling and any donation or purchase of lots will help continue to provide a respectful burial place for those buried there and those who have plans for this site in the future. The sale of the lots would come as a maintenance aid. Traditional lots are $200 each and cremation lots are $75 each.

For more information, call Leavitt at 207-224-7139.

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