Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bear Creek Cemetery Pavilion

The Bear Creek Cemetery Pavilion building was our polling place. Many cemeteries in these parts have buildings associated with them. They often serve as an unofficial community center for people living in the area. They are also used on Decoration Day (Memorial Day), an all-day session (including a pot luck meal) when folks with loved ones buried in the cemetery gather for its annual cleaning and sprucing up.

There was an old wooden building on this site, but it burned down several years ago. This metal replacement serves the purpose, but doesn't have the same charm.