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Fundraiser planned for cemetery

March 14, 2007

A fundraiser for the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization will be held Thursday, March 15, at Hagerstown 10 Cinaplex, Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. The movie, "Ten Commandments" starring Charlton Heston will be shown at 7 p.m. Before the movie C.H.C.O. President Edward W. Taylor Jr. will speak about the organization's fight to keep the monument at the courthouse.

For tickets, call 301-722-4624.

In 2004, Allegany County, Md., removed the monument to the Ten Commandments from in front of Allegany County Courthouse on Washington Street.

A protest march in front of the courthouse was set in place by Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization.

Other groups assisting in the protest were Preservation Society of Allegany County and several area Christian churches. After a week of protest the Allegany County Commissioners ordered the monument back to its location at the courthouse.

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