Friends and family members who have loved ones buried at Woodland Hill Cemetery spent several hours cleaning up the property on Sunday. Groups of citizens from East Alton Wood River expressed their displeasure with the condition of the cemetery earlier this month before taking it upon themselves to clean up the property yesterday.

Local businesses also contributed to the effort, donating equipment, food and other supplies needed to complete the project. The Village of East Alton also provided a wood chipper to help dispose of brush and other foliage that had been covering headstones at the cemetery. 

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