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Retiring Manager Honored

— The Ivy Hill Cemetery Historical Preservation Society honored Ivy Hill General Manager Tom Bowling on June 6 for 50 years of service to the cemetery. Bowling will retire from his job at Ivy Hill in July.

Speakers included Lucy Burke Goddin, Gordon Peyton, Gant Redmon and Chief Adam Thiel of the Alexandria Fire Department. Bowling was presented with a pastel of Ivy Hill’s Firemen’s Memorial done by a local artist.

The breakfast at Belle Haven Country Club was supported by community sponsors. All donations from the event will benefit restoration projects at Ivy Hill, a non-profit cemetery founded prior to the Civil War and still active today.