Woodwreath Cemetery Association
P.O. Box 23
New Berlin, IL 62670


April 24, 2024

Dear Friends,

First, we want to thank you for your past financial support.

As you are aware our only sources of revenue are plot sales, investment income and your generous donations.

All our revenue sources are dedicated to mowing, general maintenance and repairs, and administrative costs. These include, but are not limited to tree pruning and removal, monument repair, fence and driveway upkeep. These projects are never ending and the costs seem ever increasing.

Aside from mowing, your Board of Trustees performs many ordinary repair and maintenance projects on a volunteer basis. Professional services are only contracted when absolutely necessary. Our annual mowing cost alone is now $17,000.

More significantly, in the past 24 months, we resurfaced the driveway and painted the entire wrought iron fence at considerable cost. Both of these projects were supported by your generous donations.

Barring a significant windstorm resulting in tree damage and costly removal, your Trustees wish to make a more concentrated effort in the coming months to repair damaged monuments. This typically involves replacing the foundation under the monument itself. This process is contracted out to local monument companies due to their expertise and having the proper equipment to move the monument without damage. The cost varies, but generally ranges from $200 to $500 per monument.

The Board of Trustees works very hard to invest our funds prudently and to spend the income wisely. We appeal for your continued support knowing that you have strong feelings for the wellbeing and upkeep of the cemetery. The WWCA is a 501(c)(3) Not-For- Profit Corporation under the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Donations or inquiries may be mailed to us at the above noted address.

Thanks again for your past and continued financial support!