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Dear Friends of Lexington Odd Fellows Cemetery:

We are pleased to announce that LOFC is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. If you are a Kroger shopper, please link your Rewards card to the Kroger Community Rewards Program and designate LOFC as your charity. It will not cost you a dime but will provide a valuable donation to LOFC with every purchase that you make. Please visit http://www.kroger.com and create an online account. Once you are logged into your account, search for Lexington Odd Fellows Cemetery either by name or “TU568” and then click “Enroll.” New online users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a Rewards card number.

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for LOFC until after you register your Rewards card. You must also swipe your registered Kroger Rewards card or use the phone number that is related to your registered card when shopping for each purchase to count. In addition to groceries, if you purchase gas or prescriptions at Kroger, these purchases will also generate a donation to LOFC. It is an easy and free way to support LOFC.

The suggestion to link LOFC to the Kroger Community Rewards Program was the brainchild of Norman Weathersby, III – our newest volunteer to the LOFC family. Norman has been invaluable in working on the website, the cemetery management system, and the integrated mapping which should be up and running soon. He brings much needed IT skills as well as creative ideas to improve communication with the LOFC family and fund-raising to support and maintain LOFC. We are most grateful to Norman for his energy, creativity and hard work.

In addition to the Kroger Community Rewards Program, we are pleased to direct your attention to a new aerial video of LOFC posted on our website. Created by a member of the LOFC family using a drone, it captures the beauty and serenity of LOFC at its best. Please take the time to view the video by clicking here

In the last newsletter we featured ten monuments/headstones that we have designated for repairs or reset and requested that related family donate for the repair. Dr. Banks Shepherd answered the call and has provided the necessary funds to repair the tombstone of Emily Grace Wilson, who was the sister of his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Grace Ashley Jackson. If you, like Dr. Shepherd, are related to one of nine other families and would like to make a specific donation for the repair of your family monument, please view by clicking on the button below:  

We realize that everything changed this spring with the arrival of COVID-19, and as a result, we have all had to adapt. Regrettably, donations are greatly reduced despite our outgoing expenses remaining the same. These are difficult times in which we now live. If you are one of the fortunate ones who has not been adversely affected financially, now is a good time to donate to LOFC. Please consider making a recurring monthly gift online. For example, you could

        Donate the price of a cup of coffee - $5 a month
        Donate the price of a lunch - $10 a month
        Donate the price of a dinner - $25 a month

You may also send a check made payable to LOFC, Post Office Box 1213, Lexington, MS 39095.

Thank you for your past and continued support. May you and your family remain safe, sane and healthy during these difficult times.

Amanda Povall Tailyour, Editor