All Soul’s Eve on Nov. 1st

ALL SOUL’S EVE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, from 5:30 – 8 pm

All Souls eve photos

All Soul’s Eve, a community event of remembrance,
is held yearly on Nov. 1st at the Langley Woodmen Cemetery.

Luminaries line the road and visitors receive luminaries that they can place on graves,
or in an area for loved ones not buried in the cemetery.
As the evening progresses, the cemetery fills with light.
Come at anytime between 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

The Threshold Singers will be singing from 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Email langleywoodmencemetery@gmail.com if you would like to help with this event,
or if you would like any further information.

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All Soul’s Eve

ALL SOUL’S EVE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, from 5:30 – 8 pm

All Souls eve photos

All Soul’s Eve, a community event of remembrance,
is held yearly on Nov. 1st at the Langley Woodmen Cemetery.

Luminaries line the road and visitors receive luminaries that they can place on graves,
or in an area for loved ones not buried in the cemetery.
As the evening progresses, the cemetery fills with light.
Come at anytime between 5:30 – 8:00 pm.

The Threshold Singers will be singing from 6:00 – 6:30 pm

Email langleywoodmencemetery@gmail.com if you would like to help with this event,
or if you would like any further information.

Twentieth Anniversary of the Friends of the Langley Woodmen Cemetery

cemetery entranceSince 1996 the Friends of the Langley Woodmen Cemetery have been helping the City of Langley maintain the cemetery as well as contributing infrastructure that enhances its beauty and function. When the Friends started, the cemetery was in disrepair. Now they can look back on twenty years of a well-cared for and tended cemetery, in a great partnership with the city. Over the years their contributions have included purchasing riding mowers for the City, cemetery ash gardenvolunteer mowing the cemetery for five years, planting trees, maintaining the Ash Garden, work parties as needed for cleanup, replacing the garbage huts, trimming the gravestones, controlling invasive plants, and making sure the cemetery is perfect for Memorial Day. In addition, they organize All Soul’s Eve on November 1st, which now draws over 100 people for this annual luminary event of remembrance.

The Friends are deeply grateful for community donations that enable them to fulfill our mission and accomplish their goals. In particular in 2016, they will be continuing our successful efforts in containing the spread of the invasive weed Yellow Archangel. The Friends funds this work, as well as the maintenance of the Ash Garden.

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Your contribution to their Operating Fund will help fund the care of the cemetery. Donations are also welcome to their Endowment Fund, which ensures that the cemetery continues to be cared for as the special space it is in our South Whidbey community.

You can send your tax-deductible donation to Friends of the Langley Woodmen Cemetery, PO Box 926, Langley, WA 98260

The Board of Directors of Friends of the Langley Woodmen Cemetery are Jim Ellison, Lorinda Haman, Ray Haman, Jeanne Hunsinger, Mully Mullally, Cary Peterson, and Joni Takanikos

Spring work parties after March storms

Come help us clean up the Langley Woodmen Cemetery after the March wind storms! 

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What a windy March we have had! The Friend of the Langley Woodmen Cemetery had cleaned up the November storm debris and then March came along and clobbered the cemetery.

If you walk through the cemetery during the week, you can help clean up the downfall by piling branches along the side of the road.

On Saturday morning, March 26th, from 10 am – 12 noon, we’ll finish picking up the debris and loading it up to haul away. Bring your gloves and rakes.

By popular request, due to other events on March 26th, the work party will continue if needed on Sunday, March 27th, from 10 am – 12 noon.

Come for as short or long as you can, and help us care for this special place!

Call 360-221-6046 for further information.

All Soul’s Eve

ALL SOUL’S EVE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, from 5 – 8 pm

All Souls eve photos

All Soul’s Eve, a community event of remembrance,
is held yearly on Nov. 1st at the Langley Woodmen Cemetery.

Luminaries line the road and visitors receive luminaries that they can place on graves,
or in an area for loved ones not buried in the cemetery.
As the evening progresses, the cemetery fills with light.
Come at anytime between 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Email langleywoodmencemetery@gmail.com if you would like to help with any of these events,
or if you would like any further information.

Successful Spring Work Party!

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cemetery spring work party lamium work 7mar15_3229The cemetery was so well cleaned up by the efforts of the Friends this winter, through volunteer and paid help,  that there was no need for any raking and debris pick up.

So we started in on the eradication of the noxious weed Yellow Archangel that is taking over the back of the cemetery. It is creeping at an alarming rate and we needed to knock it back.

A big thank you to the volunteers who worked hard at digging it up and putting it into plastic bags to be disposed of! Much more work to be done, but a terrific start was made in controlling it.

We also hauled out a large dump trailer load of branches and debris. This area, which had been patiently waiting its turn for some attention, is now spiffed up!