MANSFIELD SPRING BROOK CEMETERY OTHER NEWS
Check out our new Gallery Page Under "Chapel" We have added some great photos of this beautiful building including one from about 1900 and another from 1907.
Spring Brook Cemetery will be participating in a Reception to be held by the Mansfield Non-Profit Fund Committee on Thursday October 19, 2017, from 6 PM to 8 PM at the MMAS Center for the Arts at 888 South Main Street, which is being held to recognize the many Mansfield recipients of grant money issued over the last 10 years. (This event was a great success and well attended. There were about 15 Recipients represented. The Non-Profit Gift Fund Committee has grant over $400,000 in its 10 year existence.) We would like to thank the NPGFC for the monies which they have granted to Spring Brook Cemetery and for giving us the opportunity to show what we have done with the money.
Mansfield Women of Today (MWOT) will be holding their annual Holiday House Tour and Tea on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Spring Brook Cemetery is very please to announce that MWOT has chosen Card Memorial Chapel as one of the stops on their Tour. Tickets may be purchase at Mansfield Bank.
We had a very successful event with the Mansfield Women of Today Annual Holiday House Tour on November 26th with over 100 people enjoying the Card Memorial Chapel which was built by Simon and Mary Card in memory of their daughter Mary Lewis Card in 1898. The Chapel was decked out in a Christmas motif.
We had BEE INVASION III last week (July 16 and 17) as we had about 45,000 bees removed from the Card Memorial Chapel ceiling. The first removal was in 2002 when a swarm of bees attached to the exterior of the Chapel was removed and the second INVASION was 3 years ago in which about 140,000 bees were removed from two locations. This year there was just one location. The bees were removed by Jon Nelson of B. B. Nelson Apiaries. (See contact info on our Vendor's Page). Maybe we could start an apiary here as the honey is really good.
We are excited about the fact that we will be having a wedding at the Card Memorial Chapel on Saturday, July 28, 2018. George N. Figueredo and Megan Crotty Gonzalez will be married by Justice of the Peace, Carol Roberts.
Events held here to date are the two House Tours of the Mansfield Women of Today in 2015 and 2017. We are looking to find other uses for the Chapel such as talks on various subjects, small musical ensembles, art displays, etc. The Mansfield Fire Dept. used to have their Fireman Sunday Memorial Services here before the Memorial Monument was move to the South Common.
Mansfield Spring Brook Cemetery Corporation Board of Directors sadly accepted the resignation of Debbie Scarpellini who has been a Director for many years. Debbie will remain a member Emeritus so that we will continue to benefit from her input. Accordingly, we would like to welcome Phil Harrington and Martha Pierce to the Board. Phil fills a long open vacancy. Martha Pierce will be filling Debbie Scarpellini’s position. We now have a full seven (7) member Board.