NOSHA Social Aid & Pleasure Club -- Volunteering at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery

As part of our efforts to do community projects as the NOSHA Social Aid & Pleasure Club, we will help Save Our Cemetery once again!

They really need volunteers to do vegetation removal and heavy cleanup in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, which is located in New Orleans at the end of the Canal streetcar line. It will be a morning of cutting back palm trees, removing the horrid ferns from tombs, and cleaning up broken marble fragments.

You should bring a pair of gardening style work gloves, bottled water and wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a hat. There is a coffee shop next door that opens at 7am, if you want to get there earlier and parking should be easily available out front.

Our group leaders are Joyce Kisner Thomas and Dave Thomas, so please contact them directly if you have any specific questions about the activities. Her email is mertyw at gmail.com

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  • Adam K.

    Sorry that Ariel and I couldn't make it this weekend. We were both still sick after visiting my niece and nephew the weekend before.

    June 4, 2013

  • Dave T.

    ... good project and a chance to experience some little viewed local culture. It was also a little toasty but not too bad.

    June 2, 2013

  • Charlotte

    We had a really good showing for our group and got A LOT of stuff cleaned up! Very gratifying to do something different while working up a little sweat. Thanks to Joyce and Dave for coordinating this activity!

    June 2, 2013

  • Joyce

    Yay us! What a great gathering...we really did make a difference. And, you know, it wasn't too hot after all. We'll be planning something like this again in October. Stay tuned!

    Thanks everyone!

    June 1, 2013

  • Dave T.

    Thanks to everyone for turning out. We definitely made a difference in the cemetery and also had a rare chance to visit a historic cemetery that is almost never open to the public.

    June 1, 2013

  • Winter Claire R.

    Do you know what time we'll be working until? I may need to leave early, but I've wanted to do this for such a long time!

    May 23, 2013

    • Charlotte

      Probably not passed noon, likely earlier if it's really humid.

      May 31, 2013

  • Charlotte

    We will have some NOSHA volunteer T-shirts available for $5 each if you'd like to get one to wear around.

    May 31, 2013

  • Chris

    First event, but looking forward to it.

    May 30, 2013

  • Winter Claire R.

    Thanks, Dave!

    May 23, 2013

  • Dave T.

    ... working 'til about noon.

    This is a fantastic opportunity. Odd Fellows Rest is a cemetery that is not actively managed and is usually closed. Typically, there is no access to this cemetery but we can get in there! Even to do a burial or visit a family tomb, one would normally need to call a 'phone number in North Louisiana and be told how to get in.

    May 23, 2013

  • Joyce

    Looking forward to another gathering with y'all.

    May 23, 2013

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