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On April 20th DuBois FedEx employees came to the Rumbarger Cemetery as an early Earth Day event. This is the third year that the employees and YardWorks (814-594-6421) of Brockway, have come to landscape, reset tombstones and generally clean up the cemetery. From left to right: Justin Marchiori, James Burkholder and Cole Bouch from YardWorks, John Geist, Scott Smith, Ryan Morrison, Andy Daugherty, Nick Digilarmo, Greg Weible, Brad Bowser, Seth Ferut, Megan Hubert, Brian Hibbard, Lynette Crawford, Bella Sciamanna and Jason Charles. The Rumbarger Cemetery Preservation Society would like to thank them for their continued support.

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On April 20th DuBois FedEx employees came to the Rumbarger Cemetery as an early Earth Day event. This is the third year that the employees and YardWorks (814-594-6421) of Brockway, have come to landsc

The City of DuBois is very good to us. Every summer they give us summer kids that mow and weed eat 5 days a week, eight hours a day and we still can't keep up. Without the City of DuBois's help, we wo

AFTER YEARS OF NEGLECT, THE RUMBARGER CEMETERY PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUPPORTED BY LOCAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND VOLUNTEERS, SUCCEEDED IN RESTORING AND NOW MAINTAINING THE BEAUTY AND SERENITY OF THE ENTIRE HI

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Thank you for the kind comments.  We do appreciate all the help we get to restore and maintain this historic cemetery.  It is the history of DuBois.  Many of the hardworking pioneers of our community are buried there and deserve to be remembered.  The DuBois Area Historical Society Lantern Walk will be at Rumbarger Cemetery this October.  More information later.

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Soooo the city used grant money for a dog park and not use it towards this? How disrespectful of the deceased at the cemetery, as well people donating time, labor, and money, when the grant from the dog park would have been utilized better in a respectful manner.

 

The City of DuBois is very good to us. Every summer they give us summer kids that mow and weed eat 5 days a week, eight hours a day and we still can't keep up. Without the City of DuBois's help, we would be lost and Rumbarger wouldn't be looking as good as it is. The summer kids free up the board members  to do other projects. It's 8 acres big and there is so much to do there, we are never caught up. Every year we fill 3 flower beds with flowers, we fill 11 urns with flowers, we maintain the mausoleum and the landscaping around it and the Soldiers Circle. We re-cement knocked over graves, trim bushes, pick up trash, rake leaves and paint where needed. We are very grateful to the help the City gives us. Plus several of the City's employees have come up after work and helped us out on their own time. We are 8 volunteers and most of us work full time. The work we do at Rumbarger is mostly done after work and on weekends. The City of DuBois has been wonderful and we really appreciate all they do for us. City of DuBois employees Herm Suplizio, Steve Swope and Scott Farrell have been very instrumental in helping us get to the point we are today. 

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The City of DuBois is very good to us. Every summer they give us summer kids that mow and weed eat 5 days a week, eight hours a day and we still can't keep up. Without the City of DuBois's help, we would be lost and Rumbarger wouldn't be looking as good as it is. The summer kids free up the board members  to do other projects. It's 8 acres big and there is so much to do there, we are never caught up. Every year we fill 3 flower beds with flowers, we fill 11 urns with flowers, we maintain the mausoleum and the landscaping around it and the Soldiers Circle. We re-cement knocked over graves, trim bushes, pick up trash, rake leaves and paint where needed. We are very grateful to the help the City gives us. Plus several of the City's employees have come up after work and helped us out on their own time. We are 8 volunteers and most of us work full time. The work we do at Rumbarger is mostly done after work and on weekends. The City of DuBois has been wonderful and we really appreciate all they do for us. City of DuBois employees Herm Suplizio, Steve Swope and Scott Farrell have been very instrumental in helping us get to the point we are today. 

No single group did all the work that had to be done in this area on its own. Congratulations on managing to coordinate all the of the folks, including the city, that you have had working on this. Sometimes that is more difficult that picking up a shovel and doing what has to be done. It looks great! 

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Soooo the city used grant money for a dog park and not use it towards this? How disrespectful of the deceased at the cemetery, as well people donating time, labor, and money, when the grant from the dog park would have been utilized better in a respectful manner.

 

The Dog Park is public property, the Cemetery isn't.

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RUMBARGER CEMETERY  and the
RUMBARGER CEMETERY PRESERVATION SOCIETY

John Rumbarger ( 1810-1889 ) was the original founder of the community that became the City of DuBois.  He set aside the seven and a half-acre Rumbarger Cemetery site off Main Street, DuBois.  Eventually the historic cemetery grew to contain some 1800 known burial sites with about 1500 headstones.  Included among them is John Rumbarger's final resting place.

After years of neglect, the Rumbarger Cemetery Preservation Society ( R.C.P.S. ) along with the help of the City of DuBois, has successfully undertaken the task of reclaiming and restoring the property, which is the oldest cemetery in DuBois.  Started in 2010, The
Rumbarger Cemetery Initiative provides for the long-term preservation and maintenance of the City's historic burial grounds. Along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, the initiative honors the men and women of our Armed Forces, protects the cemetery's heritage, and conducts research into local history via the study of gravestones and genealogy.  As a precious cultural resource and historical asset, the historic Rumbarger Cemetery serves as a focal point of the cultural legacy of the City of DuBois.
To provide for the long-term maintenance and preservation of the cemetery, the initiative encourages community stewardship of the City's oldest cemetery and a spirit of volunteerism to preserve and promote the history of DuBois through the cemetery's legacy.  Our group is composed of all volunteers.
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