Become a Volunteer

Are you interested in giving back to our community?

Do you enjoying gardening and working outdoors?

Are you looking to obtain volunteer hours?

Do you want to learn more about the historic Davis Cemetery District?

If you answered yes to any other these questions, the Davis Cemetery is the right place for you! Whether you’re an avid gardener looking for a place to display your work, a high school student looking for an extracurricular activity, or a community member looking to obtain community service hours, the Davis Cemetery welcomes you to volunteer year around.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please stop by the District office or email jess@daviscemetery.org.

Ruben’s Christmas Elves

Ruben M. Contreras was diagnosed with a terminal form of Brain Cancer (DIPG) which has a 0% survival rate.  He courageously fought for over a year and lost his battle with cancer at the age of 7. Ruben was laid to rest at the Davis Cemetery.

The UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center provided Ruben treatment for 12 months. While receiving treatment, Ruben’s family witnessed the outpouring of support for each child while toys were gifted for the holidays.

After Ruben passed, Ruben’s family established the Ruben’s Christmas Elves toy drive which is now in its 3rd year.  All toys donated to benefit the UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center. Join the Contreras family in making this holiday season just a little easier on the families dealing with the unfair reality of pediatric cancer. 

The Contreras family has put together an Amazon wish list for donation ideas that can be found here.

 

 

Drop Off Locations:

Davis Cemetery District 820 Pole Line Road Davis, CA 95618

Kuk Sool Won of Woodland 618 Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695

Man Cave Barber Shop 9 Main Street, Suite 111 Woodland, CA 95695

UC Davis ECE Electrical 734 Farrell Street Woodland, CA 95695

 

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Honoring all those who have served and are now serving, the Davis Cemetery District and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6949 are pleased to bring you this year’s event on Monday, November 11, 2019, from 11 am – 1 pm.

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Carswell, WWII Veteran

This year’s program will feature performances by The Davis Brass Ensemble, National Anthem by Carol Kessler, and musical selections by the Davis High School Madrigal Choir.

Annual Wreath Fundraiser

Family and friends of loved ones can order a holiday wreath to be placed on a grave or displayed at your home. 22″ fresh Noble Fir wreath will be sold for $25 each. All proceeds will go to the continuous care and restoration of our beautiful cemetery as well as to help fund various outreach events throughout the year. Please contact jess@daviscemetery.org for more information or to order your wreath today. Quantities are limited.

Dia de los Muertos

2019 Event Details

11:30am Altar Viewing and Pan Dulce

12:00pm Danza by Adelita Serena and Kalpulli Tlayolotl

12:30pm Calling Ancestors

1:00pm Mariachi Puente and Mariachi Del Valle

Ven honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que se han cruzado al mundo de los espiritus, en este aminado evento comunitario con Danza Mexica, arte, poesia, chocolate con pan dulce, y musica.

Come honor ancestors and loved ones who have crossed into the spirit world at this lively community event with Danza Mexica, art, poetry, chocolate with pan dulce, and music. Altars will be displayed.

ON SALE NOW: EASTER PLANT SALE

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery can order a special potted plant to be placed on their grave sites this Easter.

Each arrangement will feature a hand painted Easter egg pot complete with babies breath and tulips. These cheerful seasonal blooms are a symbol of friendship and true love for those who cannot be with us.

Proceeds from the project will go to the continuous care and restoration of the historic community cemetery at 820 Pole Line Road.

Easter pots will cost $15.00 each or two for $20.00 and may be purchased by check or credit card.  

We will begin taking orders March 4th until all pots have been sold. Orders may be placed by email at embingham19@gmail.com or by phone at 530-756-7807. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org.

Davis Cemetery Veteran’s Day Ceremony @ 11am

The Davis Cemetery District, in collaboration with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VRW) Post 6949 in Davis, is hosting its annual Veterans Day Remembrance on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 820 Pole Line Road.  Please join this remembrance of those men and women who have served in the military, defending and protecting the United States.

The Davis Brass Ensemble begins playing at 10:30 am.  The formal part of the program starts at 10:50 am with an explanation of the Bells of Peace, followed by the posting of the colors by the UC Davis ROTC, and vocal performances from Carol Kessler and the Davis High School Madrigal Choir.

Speakers include VFW Post 6949 Commander Jay Brookman, Davis City Council Member Dan Carson, and Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg. The program also includes a poetry reading by Andy Jones and opening and closing prayers by Rod Layman, chaplain of VFW Post 4969.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Monday, November 5 @ 4 pm

Board of Trustees

Meeting Agenda

Date:                    November 5, 2018

Time:                    4:00 pm

Location:             820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA

Board of Trustees:  Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Dennis Dingemans, Heidy Kellison, Marilyn Mansfield (alternate), and Stephen Souza

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda (Action)
  3. Approval of Minutes (Action)
  4. Trustee Announcements
  5. Public Comments

 

Information Items:

  1. Superintendent Report (Written)

Action Items:

  1. District Superintendent Appointment and Assistant Superintendent Search
  2. Purchase of Golf Cart
  3. Removal of Dead Trees
  4. Audit Contract
  5. Special Employee Performance Awards
  6. Consultant Contract
  7. Adjournment and Setting Next Meeting Date

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 by 4 pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA 95618 by Office Manager Christi Postlethwaite.