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Zonnie Morrisette carries a bag of artificial flowers as Cheri Wickberg places them on graves at Hawkins Cemetery between Hammond and Roberts. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Honoring cemetery history, one bouquet at a time

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Zonnie Morrisette can finally check an item off her bucket list after three years of planning and perseverance.

Her goal has been to make sure each of the 121 graves in the Hawkins Cemetery between Hammond and Roberts is decorated with colorful flowers for Memorial Day.


“It’s been on my bucket list to get flowers on every grave,” Morrisette said. “This is my third year working on it. My family thinks I’m crazy, but hey.”

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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