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2020 Cemetery Maintenance Seminar Recap

On February 12th, 2020 we held another fantastic Cemetery Maintenance Seminar, held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Avondale, AZ.  Thank you to Paty Rodriguez, Michaela Cannon, Rudy and the rest of the staff for working so hard to make sure this event was the success it was!

We had a great lineup of speakers this year that covered everything from historical markers, lots and lots of soil and water conservation.

Thank You Speakers

Cleaning Headstone, Unique Arizona Issues • Joe Ferrannini, Grave Stone Matter
PEST Control • Monica Chesley, Burns Pest Elimination
First Aid Presentation • Tommy Reeve, Phoenix Firefighter/Paramedic
Maintaining your Investment • Jared Jones, Cholla Pavement
Ergonomics and Fertilizing • Bob Franchetto, Horizon

Backhoe Rodeo

Our backhoe rodeo was heavily participated in, and everyone had a great time. A big congratulations to our winners:

1st – Oscar Hernandez with Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Two years running in 1st place!)
2nd – Daneil Valladares with Valley of the Sun Cemetery
3rd – Julian Virgen with Greenwood Memory Lawn

Vendors and Sponsors

These great vendors came out and spent the day with us…thank you for your support!

  • A to Z Equipment – Sponsored all tables, chairs and the Backhoe for the Rodeo
  • Coldspring – Event Sponsor
  • Cholla Pavement – Event Sponsor
  • Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery – Lunch Sponsor
  • Handley Precast Systems – Breakfast Sponsor
  • Horizon Equipment
  • Mickelson & Ray – Event Sponsor
  • Baseline Systems

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