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Published May 09, 2010, 09:34 AM

Grand Forks church members hope to raise money for cemetery expansion

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - Church members in the northern valley are coming together for a lofty goal to raise money to add-on to a cemetery.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

It takes a lot of effort for the upkeep of Calvary North Cemetary on Highway 2 in Grand Forks.

Some stones are more than 100-years-old. Currently, space is becoming an issue. Now, the five Catholic Churches in the Grand Cities have started a campaign to buy land for a cemetery five miles south. The board has been looking at expanding for four years.

Keila Marmesh/Youth Pastor: "If they haven't given they'll take a second look at it and realize this is something our community and maybe my family will need."

More than 700 people have so far donated half of the one million dollar goal.