NEWTON, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2016) – Newton will conduct its annual Spring Cemetery Clean-up from March 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 a particular item you wish to keep, visit the gravesite and remove the item 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 March 12. All flowers should be displayed in permanent vases attached to the markers.
For more information about the Spring Cemetery Clean-up, call the Newton Parks and Recreation Department at 828-695-4324.