NEWTON, NC (October 17, 2014) – 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. To help enhance the appearance of its cemeteries, the City of Newton is planning its annual Fall Cemetery Clean-up from Monday, November 10 to Friday, November 14.
The City of Newton has three cemeteries: Eastview, Central, and Southside. Those who have loved ones in either of these cemeteries should be advised that City Cemetery Maintenance staff will be removing any unsightly or undesirable items (weathered flowers, toys, trinkets, vases, jars, etc.) from gravesites during the clean-up week. If anyone has a particular item they wish to keep, the City encourages them to visit the gravesite and remove the item prior to the clean-up.
During the clean-up week, most work will be done at EastviewCemetery (two to three days), with about a day planned at Central. There is no set schedule for that week, as work will be completed as schedules allow.
All new arrangements may be placed on Saturday, November 15, following the clean-up week. All flowers should be displayed in permanent vases attached to the markers.
For more information about the Fall Cemetery Clean-up, contact the Newton Parks & Recreation Department at 828-695-4317.