Raising awareness of your local historic cemetery (and greasing the wheels for obtaining restoration donations) can be as simple as writing an engaging article about it for the local paper.
Since everyone loves a good human interest story and since many local newspapers are always looking for unique article ideas, why not
steal borrow a leaf from Newcastle, WA’s book and write something fun?
If there are a lot of stories, make it a series and be sure to include photos of some of the more unique carvings.
Here’s the link to Coal Miner’s Cemetery–Part I.
Many thanks to JoAnne M for alerting me to this!