I am submitting a follow-up letter regarding Loudon County Memorial Gardens. I submitted a previous letter that was published June 9 regarding a unkept burial plot at the gardens.

Immediately following that publication, I did receive a call from the owners. After a lengthy conversation, where both parties discussed the issue in depth, they committed to cleaning the area and keeping it clear of overgrowth in the future.

I drove by this week and they have done a wonderful job clearing — not only around the gravesite but the entire area along the walkway to that corner.

I want to publicly express my thanks to the owners for the awesome job and understanding the issue. I sincerely appreciate the effort and work involved.

Thanks to the McGill family and especially Caroline.

Rhonda Ballard Casteel

Lenoir City