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Rededication of Fort Salonga cemetery on Saturday

Councilwoman Susan A. Berland and the McGill Alumni Association of New York will be rededicating the historic Middleville Cemetery after seven years of restoration work on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Middleville Cemetery, located on Middleville Road in Fort Salonga.

The rededication event will begin promptly at 1 p.m. with a brief procession of vintage cars and a carriage that will begin on Ehrle Court and will proceed towards Middleville Road. After the procession, attendees will gather at Middleville Cemetery where they will be encouraged to peruse educational material on the history of the cemetery and its restoration process. A brief rededication ceremony will take place thereafter.

Prior to its restoration, Middleville Cemetery was an overgrown burial ground in Fort Salonga that housed many damaged tombstones that were toppled, cracked or fragmented. Berland and the Town of Huntington have teamed up with the McGill Alumni Association of New York, as well as Town of Huntington Historian Robert Hughes, the Northport Historical Society, the Fort Salonga Civic Association and many other community volunteers to restore this historical property.

Thanks to countless hours of hard work and dedication, Middleville Cemetery has become a treasure in the community and a wealth of information for those looking to research the history of the area.

Please join Berland and the McGill Alumni Association of New York at the rededication 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Parking is available at the VA Hospital, at 79 Middleville Road. For questions or more information, please contact Megan Lavery in the Office of the Town Council at 631) 351-3018.

Megan Lavery is a legislative aide to the Town Board.

Tags: Fort Salonga

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