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Historic Sowers Cemetery Celebrates 150 Years

June 9, 10am to Noon

The Sowers Cemetery Association is sponsoring the event located at 3101 W. Pioneer Drive in Irving. Mayor Rick Stopfer will present a proclamation and declare June 9th as Sowers Cemetery Day. Dan Matkin, Irving Mayor 1971-1977, will recognize the 45thanniversary of the first State Historical Marker in Irving dedicated at the cemetery in 1973. Former mayor, Bobby Joe Raper, will speak and conduct the opening prayer. There will be State recognition from the office of Representative, Rodney Anderson. There will be a plaque dedication acknowledging donors that made recent cemetery improvements possible. Representatives of historical families will speak and those with interred family will be recognized. The Sowers Community was established about 1861 and annexed into Irving in the mid 1950’s. First interments in the cemetery were in 1868.More details at www.sowerscemetery.org   or call 972-754-6547.

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