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19th JDC cleans up Sweet Olive Cemetery

Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 5:57pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - The 19th Judicial Drug Court program rolled up their sleeves Saturday to clean up one of Baton Rouge's oldest cemetaries.

Sweet Olive Cemetery has been a popular "resting place" for Baton Rouge citizens since the early 1900's.

Over 70 drug court participants restored graves, and cleared debris at the Sweet Olive Cemetery Saturday. 

Johnny Rankins was one of many who's life was righted by the 19th Judicial Drug Program, and he's happy to be cleaning a cemetery on a Saturday morning.

"I'm happy to be here, i'm happy to be a part of this, to give back to the community, like I said the 19th Judicial Drug Court treatment center has helped me, and this is my way of helping back." said Johnny Rankins, a Drug Court Client.


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