Staff at the Blue Ridge Memorial Park in Lenoir are asking that family members clear grave markers of all items not in vases before Friday, April 1.
Mowing season at the cemetery runs from April 1 to October 30. Items stuck in the ground near graves such as wreaths, flowerpots, solar lights, etc., impede mowing and weed-eating at the cemetery. Items not in vases make it difficult for staff to maintain the graves.
Prior to April 1, staff will collect and discard all items not in vases. Family members should pick up any items they want to keep.
For more information, call Blue Ridge Memorial Park at 828-757-2178. The park is located at 2017 Wilkesboro Boulevard.