The annual Box & Pie Supper and Live Auction fundraiser at Shady Grove Cemetery will be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will not be rescheduled. Please share this news with friends and family.

We had previously only postponed but have since decided to cancel due to continued increases in cases, not only in Texas and several other states but in our very own Wood County as well. “State health officials on Sun., June 22, 2020, reported more than 3,800 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 17 additional deaths due to the virus. In all, Sunday saw an increase of 3,866 cases from the 107,735 cases reported in the state on Saturday. The state additionally reported 3,409 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday, which is another record high.” So, in the best interest of all, this is the decision we had to make.

Funds earned from the Box Supper fundraiser are traditionally designated for our caretaker salary and basic cemetery operations (as is the Memorial Day/Annual Meeting collection). We are asking, but only if you are financially able and secure during these difficult times, to send a donation to the cemetery, please.

Mailed donations to help support the upkeep of the cemetery may be sent to Shady Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 861, Winnsboro, TX 75494. We also have PayPal available for sending donations. PayPal donations can be sent to but be sure to designate “friends and family” to avoid a fee. For more information, contact Sherry Finney at 903-438-7455 by texting or calling or email to

Thank you to several folks who have already contributed. I will designate those and any forthcoming donations as Box Supper funds and give a report in mid-July or so. Also, I’ll be mailing out newsletters toward the end of this week, so that I can reach everyone.

As far as a decision about having Memorial Day on Sun., Aug. 9, I just don’t know. Again, I will keep you informed as we continue through the summer. Chances are that we will have to cancel, but, being the perpetual optimist that I am, I’m surely praying for a reprieve from all this!!





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