The Crosby Cemetery Association Board applied for and recently received a $5000.00 grant from the Mason Community Foundation. This generous grant now serves as the incentive for the kick off of the Crosby Cemetery Rock Fence Project. The project will consist of building a natural stone fence approximately 800 feet in length running parallel to Hwy 87 on the east side of the cemetery and then completing the fence on the north side of the cemetery. The current cemetery fence is constructed of steel cable and highway posts. The Cemetery Association hopes to improve the appearance of the property with the building of the new fence.
The Crosby Cemetery is registered as the first burial ground for the citizens of Mason and in 1988 was dedicated as a historic cemetery. The addition of the new rock fence constructed of native stone would certainly be an appropriate way to honor not only our first citizens of Mason, but also the family and friends that lay at rest there today.
An account has been opened at Mason Bank (formerly Mason National Bank) and donations toward the Crosby Rock Fence Project can be made under that name. The Crosby Cemetery Association will also be conducting a mail campaign in the near future asking for contributions. The Cemetery Association is a non-profit organization so your donations will be tax deductible. For more information contact Rebecca Moneyhon or Homer Sanchez. Homer can be contacted at 817-487-9623.