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June 25, 2013

Oakwood Cemetery recognized for efforts by Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Niagara Gazette — Oakwood Cemetery Association, one of the oldest cemeteries in Western New York, has been recognized for its Outstanding Preservation Project by Preservation Buffalo Niagara.

The association was honored at the fifth annual Preservation Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, held recently at Kleinhans Music Hall. A rededication ceremony of the mausoleum at the Portage Road cemetery will be held on Aug. 3 during the Oakwood Cemetery celebrates the 100th aniversary of the EB Green Mausoleum: Angels of Oakwood Fundraiser. "We are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts," said Whitney Mallam, Oakwood Cemetery Board of Directors president.

Laurence G. Steele, cemetery administrator added, "We have been working hard to polish this crown jewel in Niagara's history, and it's wonderful for the cemetery, the volunteers and the workers to honored with this award." For more information, visit the Oakwood Cemetery Association website: www.myoakwoodcemetery.com or the Preservation Buffalo Niagara website: info@p-b-n.org.

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