Volunteers help clean Joppa Cemetery

Published 9:54 am Thursday, November 1, 2018

On Oct. 27, Future Farmers of America at Davie High School, teacher Jesse Ledbetter, Lash Sanford and Bermuda Run Garden Club members and spouses met at Joppa Cemetery in Mocksville for a fall clean-up at this historic place.

Joppa Cemetery is one of the oldest graveyards in North Carolina. Daniel Boone’s parents, Squire and Sarah, as well as other family members, are buried there.  This cemetery is a National Landmark and is maintained with help from volunteers and donations. Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Mocksville which still holds occasional services at the historic site.

Sanford helps oversee  the preservation of this landmark. Contributions  may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 261 S. Main St., Mocksville.

Ledbetter teaches agriculture at Davie High. He educates his students about the importance and rewards in agriculture.  Students involved in FFA learn about the care of animals including health and nutritional needs. The FFA mission statement is “to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, positive growth, and career success through agricultural education.”

Volunteers from the Bermuda Run Garden Club joined FFA and other volunteers for the fall clean up.

Lynn Marcellino organized the project for the club.