Muhlenberg Job Corps Center

Muhlenberg Job Corps and Kassidy Cobb Team up to Bring Hayden Cemetery Back to Life

April 11th, 2019

Kassidy Cobb, a 16 year old Muhlenberg county girl, noticed a need for cemetery preservation a couple of years ago. Kassidy, who loves her community, felt the utmost historical importance for cleaning up a few cemeteries was a good idea. She noticed a few of them were overgrown by weeds, brambles, and low-lying vegetation due to years of neglect. It was then brought to her attention that Job Corps, also very community oriented, has workers and machinery and they might want to be a part of the cemetery preservation project.

Nick Toomey, MJCC Hard Trade Manager, and Charles Wiseman, MJCC Foundation Instructor, wasted no time assembling a work crew for the Hayden Cemetery project. Charles, and several students, worked cleaning all the weeds, high grass and overgrown bushes from the site. The crew then worked on straightening up graves stones and leveled a few that were about to topple over to the ground. Next Marty Wabnitz, MJCC Welding Instructor, designed a new sign for the cemetery. His students spent three days building the new sign for Hayden Cemetery. The Heavy Equipment Operation class at Muhlenberg Job Corps took an afternoon and erected the sign at the entrance of the cemetery. Then Scottie Brooks, CDL Instructor, went to work with his students putting down new rock around the road of Hayden Cemetery. Once finished, Kassidy and Muhlenberg Job Corps, felt that the cemetery preservation of Hayden Cemetery was a successful project that helped clean up our amazing community a little more in its appearance.

Picture from L to R: Scottie Brooks CDL Instructor, Jan Montalvo student, Francisco Nunez student, Alexander Huddleston student, Brenden Doll student, Charles Wiseman Foundation Instructor, Dustin Jones student, Kassidy Cobb Head of the Cemetery Preservation Projects

Picture from L to R: Scottie Brooks CDL Instructor, Jan Montalvo student, Francisco Nunez student, Alexander Huddleston student, Brenden Doll student, Charles Wiseman Foundation Instructor, Dustin Jones student, Kassidy Cobb Head of the Cemetery Preservation Projects