History was restored to two historical markers Wednesday afternoon at Springdale Cemetery.

The more than 130-year-old Bastow-Petherbridge family burial site was in need of repairs after the site was eroding and damaged due to old age.

And a statue at the sermon on the mount was repaired after vandals damaged it years ago.

Both sites were repaired thanks to donations collected by the preservation foundation.
Historical foundation president Fred Stuber said the donations were necessary for the much needed repairs.

“We’ve been doing monument restoration during most of this whole period,” he said. “The cemetery operations do not generate enough funds to cover restoration of monuments so our foundation is doing it.”

Since the creation of the foundation, more than 20 years ago they have been able to raise over $2 million. Not only has the funds helped with restoration of monuments, but they also help with operating costs, equipment, other improvements to cemetery and a new endowment fund.