Opportunities for Inclusion

Friends of PVC

The Friends of Pleasant Valley Cemetery (PVC) is a group of volunteers that assist with the various activities that occur within the Cemetery. This group of willing volunteers adopts particular sections of the cemetery and assists with its routine maintenance, such as picking up trash, sticks, removing spent floral bouquets, making note of areas of the cemetery that need attention such as broken monuments, depressed areas of the ground or areas that need reseeding of grass, minor trimming and pruning, and cleaning of old monuments. If you are interested in joining this reconstituted group, please contact us at (913) 444-0107, or email us at pleasantvalleyks@gmail.com.

We would like to thank all the individuals who have signed up for this group. We need your help! If you would like to join this happy group of volunteers, Friends of PVC, please email to pleasantvalleyks@gmail.com or give us a call and we will add you to the list.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Pleasant Valley Cemetery has many sponsorship opportunities available to you. If you would like to purchase a tree, bench or other item as a memorial to a loved one, please contact us at (913) 444-0107 or e-mail at pleasantvalleyks@gmail.com.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Pleasant Valley Cemetery District Association, Inc. is held on the second Saturday of August at 10:00 a.m. at the cemetery in front of the George Boyd Memorial Chapel. All lot owners are encouraged to attend. An annual budget is published and voted on for the operation and maintenance of the Cemetery, board members are elected, and other cemetery related issues are addressed as needed.

Luminary Project

The Luminary Project began in 1999 as a community service of the Jana E. Pinker Memorial Foundation, and has been supported in the last few years by Dr. and Mrs. John Romito. These donors have supplied the materials, and volunteers have prepared and placed more than 600 luminaries within the cemetery each Christmas Eve. Friends of PVC fill the luminary bags with sand each December 24th from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the George Boyd Memorial Chapel within the cemetery. The candles are lit at 4:00 p.m. on December 24th. Please feel free to join us in preparing for this annual event. We also encourage you to take a drive through the cemetery during the evening on Christmas Eve. It is a beautiful and peaceful sight that should be enjoyed by many.

Spring and Fall Clean Up

The Friends of PVC conduct an annual Spring and Fall Clean-up of the cemetery, which occurs on the first non-rainy Saturday in April (provided that is not Easter weekend) at 9:00 a.m., and the first non-rainy Saturday in October. We gather at the George Boyd Memorial Chapel and begin to remove all floral decorations, fresh or artificial, whether in vases or not, from the monuments. We do not remove mementos. Unused, generic shepherd hooks are also removed. This is only done twice a year and clears the cemetery for new, fresh decorations to be placed on grave sites for Memorial Day and then prepares the cemetery for the Holiday Season.

Memorial Day Activities

  • Friends of PVC come to the cemetery on the Saturday before Memorial Day at 9:00 a.m. and assist in setting out American flags on the grave sites of Veterans, and along the front gates of the cemetery.
  • At 5:00 p.m. on Memorial Day, the Friends of PVC come to the cemetery to assist with the removal of the American Flags from the grave sites of Veterans, pack them away for next year, and take down the flags along 159th Street.
  • At 6:00 p.m. anyone is invited to participate in our Annual Pleasant Valley Cemetery Pot Luck that will begin at 6:00 p.m. The Cemetery provides fried chicken and everyone is asked to bring a dish to share as well as their drink of choice. The Pot Luck is held in front of the George Boyd Memorial Chapel.