For their outstanding effort to preserve historic cemeteries, six Maryland residents have received the Periwinkle Award from the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Inc., Maryland’s only non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the state’s old family and public cemeteries, historic churchyards, and Indian burial grounds.
The awards were presented on April 22, 2006 in Ocean City, Maryland.
James has worked immensely on finding and documenting Eastern Shore cemeteries with exhaustive deed searches and information given to officials.
He has quietly worked on the St. John’s Cemetery in Elliott City and has given time and energy to Coalition causes.
She was the FIRST Coalition Courier newsletter editor which has enabled the Courier to continue fourteen volumes later!
He worked behind the scenes in Coalition projects, wrote the green membership forms which have promoted the Coalition, and battled in Annapolis for cemetery law changes.
Iona and Ronald Bradley
Allowed use of their water, electricity, and watchful eyes for the Whipps Cemetery which is located next door to their house.