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Restore the Easter Cross

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Eagle Project results
April 16, 2017

Yesterday was the Eagle project to landscape the area around the Easter Cross. We met at the site at 9:00 am. Volunteers re-rototilled the area  See more
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THE STORY:

The Easter Cross is a ten-foot stone cross that was built on Y Mountain in 1939.  Click here for the article about the Eagle project. Click here for an article about the Cross's history. Click here or here for other articles about this project.  You can also Google "Provo Easter Cross".

On November 7, 2016, we moved the Easter Cross from its home on Y Mountain to its new location in the EastLawn cemetery on Squaw Peak. A few pictures of that process are to your left.

Then, we waited for the snow to melt and spring to come.

Now, spring is here, and things are moving.

Sometime during the winter, a friend connected me with a stonemason who was willing to take on the job of restoring the cross. The current plan is to assemble the cross in the week of April 3 to April 10. The stonemason will put the pieces together. The cemetery backhoe will dig the hole for the footing and help move the pieces into place.

On April 15 at 9 am, a local Eagle candidate will landscape the terrace around the Easter Cross as his Eagle project. Please come to the cemetery and bring your friends. We need lots of people to help.

If you're coming from Provo, the easiest way to find the cemetery is to follow University Avenue north until you reach 4800 N / Orem Center Street / Foothill Drive. Turn right (east) and follow the road past the stop light (Canyon Road) and on up the hill. The cemetery entrance is on the left, just before the road starts to curve (or just after you pass Timpview Drive on the right). Head on in and look for the big American flag.

If you're coming from outside of Provo, take the Orem Center Street exit from I-15 and follow Center Street east for several miles until you reach Provo University Avenue. Then go straight (east), and follow the instructions in the previous paragraph.

Please donate (that orange button at the top of the page) and share this link with everyone you know, so we can finish what we started. Also, if we get enough funding, we can add a bench or two. The Cross is on a terrace with a beautiful view of the valley and would be a wonderful place for peaceful contemplation.

If electronic payments aren't your thing, you can send a check.

Checks can be made out to PCCUCC, for the Easter Cross, and mailed to:

Easter Cross Project
c/o Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ
PO Box 132
Provo, UT 84603

Donations are tax deductible.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,457

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian and Julie Nielsen

    $25

  • Lynne A Wilkins Dixon

     

  • Paul and Sherryl Crockett

    $100

  • Frank Wille

    $25

  • Don Larsen

    $100

  • Bevan

     

  • Emily Craig

    $25

  • Niki Thornock

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Russell and Kathy Spencer

    $150

  • Sara J Hoffman

    $50

  • Anne-Marie Harrison

    $50

  • Lillian Heil

    $25

  • Joan Muhlestein

    $60

  • Corrine Whitham

    $5

  • Brenda Christensen

    $20

  • Leslie Gledhill

    $20

  • Ann Avery

    $20

  • Revell Phillips

    $10

  • Rebecca Thornock

    $2

  • Gary and Barbara Thornock

    $100

  • Marianne Dittmar

    $20

  • Wes Frandsen

    $5

  • Mary Nevers

    $5

  • Mary Lewis

    $20

  • Ginger Shoore

    $10

  • Pastor Logan Wolf

    $100

  • Karen Thornock

    $5

  • someone at the University of Utah

    $5

  • Lillian Heil

    $5

  • KC C.

    $10

  • Springville Community Presbyterian Church

    $10

  • Eric D. Huntsman

    $100

  • Robb Cundick

    $100

  • Ann Cundick-Adams

     

  • LynneAnne Taylor Richards

    $50

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29% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

LynneAnne Taylor Richards

LynneAnne Taylor Richards

DONATION: $50

Tribute to my wonderful mother, LynnAnne Taylor Richards who played as a child in the foothills of the "Y" Mountain (her childhood home being the first on the hill above the Provo Temple) and who has very fond memories of Easter Cross. 2 weeks ago

Ann Cundick-Adams

Ann Cundick-Adams

I remember hiking up to the Easter Cross as a kid. So happy to read about this. Thanks. 2 weeks ago

Robb Cundick

Robb Cundick

DONATION: $100

Thanks for doing this! I have happy memories of hiking to the Easter Cross as a child and am delighted to donate to this interfaith effort. 2 weeks ago

Eric D. Huntsman

Eric D. Huntsman

DONATION: $100

Happy to support this interfaith effort and encourage other neighbors, including those in my own LDS community to support it. 2 weeks ago

Springville Community Presbyterian Church

Springville Community Presbyterian Church

DONATION: $10

Donated by Mary C. Johnson 6 months ago

KC C.

KC C.

DONATION: $10

I love the idea of preserving anything from Provo's past. I was sad to lose the old Power Plant, and would love to see some of the past brought back from disrepair. 8 months ago

Lillian Heil

Lillian Heil

DONATION: $5

8 months ago

someone at the University of Utah

someone at the University of Utah

DONATION: $5

9 months ago

Karen Thornock

Karen Thornock

DONATION: $5

10 months ago

Pastor Logan Wolf

Pastor Logan Wolf

DONATION: $100

10 months ago