Volunteers clean Mt. Hope Cemetery while learning about its history

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Volunteers came out Saturday morning to "Keep Mt. Hope Beautiful." The volunteers were led by experienced cemetery landscape professionals, as they mulched, weeded, raked, and planted. But, it’s not all hard work.

“We always try to share some history with them, and they always have a good time because we try and keep it light and have fun with it, and then they always like to see what it looks like after they’ve done their work,” said Chris Petote of Friends of Mt. Hope.

There will be cleaning events all summer, and the next cleanup day is Saturday, August 13.