Except for a few continuing “hiccups” of brisk temps and occasional snowflakes, the “Endless Winter of 2013-14″ is over. So now it’s time for spring clean up at Calvary Cemetery!
Caretaker Terry Miller shares some tips and precautions for those who have gravesites to tend.
“With our recent warmer weather, visits are way up. We’re grateful that we have so many dedicated families that like to make sure family sites and monuments are well kept. First and foremost, now that mowing has started, all winter decorations need to be removed,” he said.
“Remember — no ground decorations are allowed. Only cemetery-approved pot stands in concrete pads are okay. Also, any new decorations approved by a cemetery staff associate,” Terry said. “It saves time over the long run for those tending the site and helps the staff make sure decorations stay on the site they were intended for.”
- No glass of any kind is allowed (too fragile)
- Secure flowers in dirt or sand inside approved pot stands
- No styrofoam please (too easily blown away)
- No plantings of any kind in the ground (inhibits mowing)
- Please drive and park on blacktop only (protects the turf)
“If a concrete pad is needed for a new stand, please contact someone on the staff,” Terry said. “We’ll be more than happy to assist.”
“The rules are just there to help keep the cemetery attractive and well maintained,” he commented. “Our families and visitors expect Calvary to be kept in great shape.”
Anyone with questions can contact Terry directly at (507) 995-1010 or send an email from this site.