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Berland’s Volunteers Restore Historic Carll Cemetery

Town councilwoman and volunteers spruce up Dix Hills' Carll Cemetery.

A cold and windy day couldn’t keep Huntington Town Councilwoman Susan A. Berland and her dedicated team of volunteers away this past Saturday at Carll Cemetery.

As part of her annual “Keep Huntington Beautiful” campaign, Berland hosted a restoration and beautification event at Carll Cemetery on Vanderbilt Parkway and Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills. Volunteers raked leaves, cleared branches and snipped away sticker bushes and other brush from the historic gravestones.

Participants included the Town of Huntington Cemetery Stewards, Town Historian Robert Hughes and members of the Huntington Youth Council. Following the cleanup, volunteers were treated to pizza and garlic knots, courtesy of Spuntino of Dix Hills.

“I really enjoy our ‘Keep Huntington Beautiful’ events,” Berland said. “Despite the windy weather, we had fun learning about the cemetery and keeping it preserved for years to come. I would like to thank our volunteers who dedicated their Saturday morning to restoring Carll Cemetery and to Spuntino for providing the delicious pizza and garlic knots.”

Danny Sammarco June 13, 2013 at 04:22 PM
It's great they made it more navigable by clearing away the overgrowth, but I visited this site recently, and frankly, much more needs to be done. There are several headstones broken off their bases, some of them leaning against trees in stacks. These really should be returned to their correct plot locations and either repaired or replaced. I took several pictures, and while some headstones are still in tact, many are in disrepair. Some are missing pieces. Also, to be honest, this one isn't even that bad. The one at Five Towns college is in a disgraceful state, almost impossible to access and once you do, you can see how badly the dead, one a War of 1812 veteran, have been disrespected.

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