NEWTON, NC (Oct. 27, 2016) – Newton will conduct its annual Fall Cemetery Clean-up from Nov. 7-11 to enhance the appearance of its cemeteries.
A cemetery is a special place for many people, serving as the final resting place for loved ones. While flower arrangements are a popular way to honor family and friends who have passed, those items can become weathered and worn.
Cemetery maintenance staff will remove unsightly or undesirable items (weathered flowers, toys, trinkets, vases, jars, etc.) from gravesites during the clean-up week. If you have particular items you wish to keep, please visit the gravesite and remove the items prior to the clean-up.
The city has three cemeteries: Eastview, Central and Southside. During the clean-up week, most work will be done at Eastview Cemetery (two to three days), with about a day planned at Central Cemetery. There is no set schedule for the week; work will be completed as schedules allow.
New arrangements may be placed on Nov. 12. All flowers should be displayed in permanent vases attached to the markers.
For more information about the Fall Cemetery Clean-up, call the Newton Parks and Recreation Department at 828-695-4317.