Remembering those that made a difference in our community
The Sowers Cemetery is a memorial to the old Sowers Community that later became a part of the city of Irving, Texas. We welcome you to join us in keeping this cemetery a historical monument tribute to our early pioneers.
2021 SOWERS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Saturday, September 25
Sponsored by Bruce Burns and Wesley W. Agler, DMV, Pioneer Animal Hospital
All are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate the past, present and future of Irving. The Sowers Cemetery Association is sponsoring the third annual event located at 3101 W. Pioneer Drive in Irving on the cemetery grounds. Gather and visit at 10:00 a.m. General Meeting at 11 am. Barbecue lunch to be served approximately at 11:30 am. Tour the cemetery and all the famous names that contributed to the growth of the communities that all became a part of Irving. Tours available at: 10:15 am and 12:45 pm. Reminisce about the good old days and many more great days to come. Invite PDF
Sowers Cemetery dates back to the mid 1800’s. We are a non-profitorganization/
Association of native Irvingites. Come meet us. Watch here for more information. Check out restoration and family history stories on facebook.
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IRVING GIVES TO THE SOWERS CEMETERY
150th Anniversary: Sowers Cemetery Association hosted the 150th Anniversary of the cemetery June 2018 with presentations from Mayor Rick Stopfer, former Mayors Dan Matkin and Bobby Joe Raper, State recognition from Representative Rodney Anderson and County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia's office.
Volunteer: Currently we are accepting volunteer general maintenance. We do a lot of our own regular grounds maintenance to cut costs and meet our tight budget. We can sure use your help! Volunteer groups welcome. Adopt a project, section or improvement that you would like to see happen at the cemetery.
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Capital Improvements: The Sowers Cemetery Association worked hard to get a new fence and driveway in 2017. The old fence was past due, dilapidated and poorly represented the Irving community and those interred at Sowers. Many volunteer hours and dollars were required beyond our normal budget to get this done. Donations are still needed to cover the fence cost shortfall of approximately $7000.
Community Support: Irving AMBUCS and Hope Irving Church install and dedicate a new flag pole in December 2014.