Boxwood in Medina will host free seminar on cleaning headstones

Posted 11 July 2022 at 9:28 pm

Provided photos show before and after pictures of a recently cleaned headstone.

Press Release, Friends of Boxwood Cemetery

MEDINA – The Friends of Boxwood Cemetery will be conducting a headstone cleaning seminar at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, at Boxwood Cemetery on North Gravel Road in Medina. Participants are asked to park near the office, which is the white building on the north side of the cemetery.

“Headstone cleaning is a popular activity in many cemeteries,” said Todd Bensley, who will be leading the seminar. “However, it must be done using proper techniques. Well-intended people can do more harm than good.”

Those interested may simply observe the seminar, or be active participants in cleaning headstones. If you plan to observe you can bring a lawn chair. The demonstration should last about 30 minutes.

If you are going to actively participate, it is requested that you bring a pair of rubber gloves, protective eyewear, a clean bucket and new, soft-bristled brush, if possible.

There is no fee for the seminar, but donations are always gratefully accepted. In addition, those signing up to be members of the Friends of Boxwood Cemetery on that day, will receive a spray bottle of the proper cleaner used in the seminar. Individual memberships are $20.

It is requested that you pre-register by July 20, by sending an email to: