Sweet Auburn: The Magazine of the Friends of Mount Auburn Lives of the Past Informing the Future - Page 20

people & happenings recent events 1 4 2 5 3 6 1 On Monday, April 15, 2019, Mount Auburn President Dave Barnett ran his 25th consecutive Boston Marathon. In the last 22 years, Dave has raised over $388,000 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Just a couple hours after finishing the marathon, Dave was back at Mount Auburn celebrating with family and friends at Bigelow Chapel. 18 2 On June 26th, Director of Cemetery Development Jim Holman was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his term as President of the New England Cemetery Association by incoming President Dave Boyle at their 117th Annual Meeting and Conference in Stowe, Vermont. 3 On May 22, Reverend Diana Donahue, Staff Chaplain, Mass General Hospital and Reverend John Prusatis, Pastor Saint Bridget’s, Maynard, MA, spoke at our annual Service of Commemoration on Bigelow Chapel Lawn. 4 On Thursday June 6th, Jim Holman, Director of Cemetery Development, described how the Cemetery has modified its offerings to meet the changing needs of its clients. Here he is showing natural burial areas currently under develop- ment to Mount Auburn’s Council of Visitors. 5 Politics and Social Activism was the theme of the 11th Annual Cambridge Open Archives and on June 27 general visitors, as well as staff, volunteers and interns of the Cemetery, gathered to get a closer look at documents related to Burial Reform and Evolving Landscape practices from the Mount Auburn archives. 6 On July 18th, people gathered on the grass and in lawn chairs at Mount Auburn’s greenhouse garden to listen to bluegrass music performed by Tim Rowell, Thom Sayers, Don Borchelt, John Maguire and The Barnstormers. This was one of three in a series of concerts at the greenhouse this summer supported by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council.