Local Groups Partner to Beautify Graves of Girls Killed in Church Bombing

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The Birmingham Times With a grant from Jack and Jill of America Foundation, contributions of local community members and resources, and enhancements provided by national retailer, Home Depot, The Ballard House Project, Inc. has worked to beautify burial sites of the young victims of the 1963 horrific bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. The four grave sites are in historic Greenwood Cemetery maintained by the City of Birmingham, and Elmwood Cemetery.  A local engineering company, Sarcor, LLC, and local lawn services company, Black Vision Lawn Care and Landscaping, served as contractors for installation and maintenance. 1- Several local groups partnered to beautify gravesites for Four Little Girls killed in a Birmingham church bombing. (Pat Byington/Bham Now) Initiated in the final quarter of 2020, the project entails the beautification (plants and garden materials) at the grave sites of Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Addie Mae Collins, all located at Greenwood Cemetery and to beautify the gravesite of Denise McNair, who is buried in her family plot in Elmwood Cemetery. “This is sacred space,” said Majella Chube Hamilton, Executive Director of The Ballard House Project, Inc. “And once Jack and Jill of America erected a monument of remembrance, dedicated to Carole Robertson,...