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There’s a lot that can be done with five acres of land: produce crops, raise livestock or build homes. You could even build a new cemetery, which is exactly what Bruce Clark decided to do with his vacant land.
Clark said the cemetery, located on Wright Road, is his way of giving back to the community.
“I thought about putting some cattle out here,” said Clark. “But I decided I’d like to do something for the community.”
Clark said the cemetery, which has been in the works for a little over a year, could open soon.
“They (the state) have to come down here and I have to answer a bunch of questions before we can open,” Clark said. “After we open, I’d like to try and go nonprofit, but I don’t know if that will happen.”
The land on Wright Road where the cemetery will sit was left to Clark when his father died.
Clark said once the cemetery opens, about 1,000 spaces will be available.
“We’ll have 24/7 security,” Clark said. “There’s a lot of vandalism to cemeteries these days but they (security officers) have had a lot of people training. There will always be someone here to watch over things.”
Clark said the security officers will also help maintain the cemetery grounds.
Clark said there are signs scattered throughout the area on Hwy. 330 that will lead people to the cemetery, and he encourages anyone with questions to call him at (859) 393-4826.