Volunteers are being recruited for a gravestone cleaning project at Steep Hill Cemetery on Saturday, March 29th, starting at 10 am. The cemetery is located at 8015 Steep Hill Road in Fort Smith between the Rye Hill and Maness communities.

Volunteers are asked to bring nylon brushes, wooden or plastic scrapers (no metal), and water (without chemicals), if possible. A limited number of tools and supplies will be on-hand. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to the following weekend, April 5th.

Steep Hill Cemetery, in Sebastian County, Arkansas, was founded in 1850. It is a historical cemetery and important rural landmark. Today, it continues to serve the Fort Smith area and surrounding communities as a non-profit organization. For more information, contact Opal Harris, cemetery sextant and board member, at 479-646-1941, or visit Steep Hill Cemetery on Facebook.