Our History & Nature Scavenger Hunt is just days away!

The Friends of Greenlawn Fall Event

 

This year’s fall event is a free family friendly History & Nature Scavenger Hunt featuring all things Greenlawn where folks can learn about the history of the cemetery and those connected to it as well as the natural elements of this unexpected sanctuary from all things urban and developed.  This event runs from 10:00AM until 1:00PM and the Dickson Memorial Chapel and adjacent Conservatory Garden will be open for viewing and mingling during that time.  There will also be a free raffle to enter for prizes.  Parking is available along Orne St for easy access to the Orne St gate – from there, the Chapel is just to the left and behind the main office building (brick building just inside the gate).

Feel free to bring yourself, your family, your friends – we look forward to seeing you there!  If you have any questions, please contact us here.

Attention – UPDATE – No Meeting Tomorrow Night

Due to the weather being disagreeable tomorrow night, our FOG Monthly Meeting has been CANCELLED.  The Salem Senior Center is in transition at this time – the old location has been closed and the new location is not yet open for public meetings.  As such, we were going to meet at the Dickson Memorial Chapel in Greenlawn Cemeter, but the weather is not cooperating.  We will let you know when the next FOG meeting will be.  We usually meet on the last Tuesday of the month unless otherwise notified.
Again – our monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Dickson Memorial Chapel has been CANCELLED.

September Meeting Reminder

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We’ve got a treat for you this month – due to the Salem Council on Aging being in transition from its former Broad St location to the new location on Bridge St, we will be holding our monthly meeting this Tuesday, September 25th, at the historic Dickson Memorial Chapel located at Greenlawn Cemetery.  We will still be meeting at 6:30PM.

There is limited parking along the cemetery road by the chapel as well as parking available along Orne St.  To find the chapel, please enter at the Orne St gate and you will see the chapel off to the left and behind the main office (which is the brick building just inside the gate).

All inclusive, all are welcome – we hope to see you there!

 

Conservatory Garden is ready for Fall

Summer gardens might be winding down but thanks to the kindness of friends last Saturday, the Dickson Memorial Chapel Conservatory Garden is just putting on its autumn glory!

Here’s a before and after shot to highlight what a difference a few hands made last Saturday:

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The Conservatory Garden before

 

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…and after the love.

 

It truly is amazing how just a bit of weeding, pruning, and laying down some fresh mulch can really revitalize a garden.  I wonder if Mrs. Dickson would be pleased to see how lovely her garden looks!

 

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Dave and Denise lay down new mulch

 

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Grant Wood had his “American Gothic” – we bring you “Dickson Gothic”

 

The Friends of Greenlawn would like to thank Denise and Dave for joining Christine last weekend and lending their hands to the tending of the garden that Mr. Dickson so lovingly created for his wife, Mrs. Dickson.  Thank you to the fairy weeder who magically appeared in secret the day before mulch was laid.  We also cannot forget to thank Sean McCrea and his team for supplying the mulch and for everything else they do for Greenlawn Cemetery.

Conservatory Garden Beautification

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The Friends of Greenlawn will be gathering next Saturday at the Dickson Memorial Chapel so we can shower some love on the Conservatory Garden in anticipation for our upcoming fall event.  Please join us for some weed pulling and garden cleanup -the date is September 15, 2018 and we’ll be there from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.  We will provide water, some gardening tools, and leaf bags for the weeds.