Hillcrest Cemetery Assoc. honored

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At the awards ceremony were left to right, Mayor Lou Ann Everett, Board Member Elvis Allen, and Association President Ann Moore.

Preservation Texas honored the city of Canton at the annual Preservation Texas Summit Feb 27, by presenting the city with a cemetery preservation award for the city’s work on Hillcrest Cemetery. 

Preservation Texas was founded in 1985 and is the advocate for the historic resources of Texas.  The ceremony was held at the historic Grand Lodge of Texas’ auditorium in Waco.

Hillcrest Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Canton and was threatened by neglect and vandalism until the Hillcrest Cemetery Restoration Committee formed and led city efforts to restore the cemetery.

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