A Cherokee man is working to create a memorial military tribute at the Cherokee Oak Hill Cemetery from the remaining trunk of a huge tree that had died and was in the process of being taken down.
Louis Hausmann has been given the OK by the City to proceed with plans to carve the image of a military soldier in the tree to pay tribute to our military veterans.
Hausmann said he already has received some donations and asks that anyone interested in donating to the cause to send their checks to City Hall, made out to the Cherokee Community Foundation - Åttention Cemetery Tree Carving. The donations are tax deductible, said Hausmann.
If the donations exceed the goal, the monies would be kept in the Foundation for future Oak Hill Cemetery projects, such as a public cemetery registry, or be returned to the donors if they so desire.
Hausmann also has submitted a couple drawings that are under consideration for the project, and they accompany this story.
For more information, contact Hausmann at 225-5576, or 228-7646 after 5 p.m.