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Eagle Scout project repairs EU Cemetery headstones
Cemetery benefit is this Saturday
A bit of history was unearthed by Spencer Odgen during the course of his project undertaken in his bid to earn Eagle Scout status.
The Manteca High sophomore’s goal was to help restore headstones and tidy up grave markers at East Union Memorial Cemetery.
In the course of overseeing a work day Aug. 25 volunteers were able to uncover grave markers buried  under numerous years of growth of Bermuda grass. One marker was for the grave of Rose Julia Taylor who was born in 1851 and passed away in 1934.
The 14-year-old member of Boy Scout Troop 440 organized volunteers who raised, leveled, and repaired headstones. They also cleaned up grave stones, brushed off dirt, and cleared away grass. Headstones that were broken or cracked were repaired using cement glue. Over 40 damaged grave markers were fixed.
He is the son of Tim and Heather Ogden.

Cemetery benefit
is this Saturday
The Friends of East Union Memorial Cemetery’s 3rd Annual EUMC Pioneer Dinner is on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane. The doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m.
The dinner is the main fundraiser for Friends of EUMC, whose purpose is providing support for the care and maintenance of the all-volunteer, 146-year-old cemetery. EUMC was established in 1872, with many early settlers of the area buried there.
The  dinner menu includes  chicken marsala, pork tenderloin, and scalloped potatoes, along with 'Aunt Jan's' famous homemade peach cobbler. There will also be raffle baskets to bid on.

Tickets are available for $25 at the EUMC office, 1035 N. Union Road, any weekday between 8 and 11:30 a.m., or by calling the office at 209.823.8533 and leaving a message. .