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community DIGEST Rotary Area 6 Project, Old Saint Mary Cemetery Clean-Up EVERY YEAR, THE AREA 6 ROTARY CLUBS (Almaden, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, San Juan Bautista and Hollister) select a community service project. This year, the project was the cleaning up of the Old Saint Mary Cemetery. Many people do not even know that there is a small cemetery on Broadway between Church and Hanna Streets. The cemetery has historical importance to the South County area and is the final resting place for such notables as John Gilroy and the Dunne, Murphy, Tennant, and Fitzgerald families. The project focused on cleaning up the area, building a reflection area and remapping the cemetery. Earlier this year, a community group raised funds to build a new perimeter fence that now encompasses the cemetery. 38 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JULY / AUGUST 2016 gmhtoday.com