Fall Cemetery Cleanup

We are scheduled have the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Fall Cleanup on Saturday, October 7, 2017, with the rain date for Saturday, October 14, 2017. We will gather at the George Boyd Memorial Chapel on the designated Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts. During this networking session, we will give instructions as to exactly what should be picked up and what might need to be left. Per the guidelines, this is the cleanup where ALL floral arrangements, including those in permanent vases, will be picked up and discarded. If you wish to retain any of the decorations on a particular gravesite, we respectfully request that you remove that arrangement before the designated Saturday. You can then return the arrangement and it will be left alone until the first non-rainy, non-Easter, Saturday in April.

The purpose of this Fall cleanup is to prepare the cemetery for all the seasonal decorations that so many of you do. It is our intentions to have the cemetery look “seasonally appropriate.” We are going to assign Section Leaders to work with the various volunteers to assist in the decision making process for what goes and what might stay. Even though we are still in summer, we do see some arrangements that are definitely Fall inspired. The section leaders should be able to assist with this decision-making process. However, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what you might think is Fall someone else might deem it to be Summer. Summer officially ends on September 21st. If you can possibly resist decorating for Fall until after October 7th, it would be appreciated.

During the Fall Clean up, we would also like to have some of you sweep off the headstones and foundations. If you are so inclined, please bring a broom and a pair of gloves.

Please join us on the designated Saturday for coffee and doughnuts at 9:00 a.m. and then a work session to start at 9:30 a.m. You will report to a team leader for your work assignment. We should be completed well before Noon.

Thanks for all you do for Pleasant Valley Cemetery. I believe it is fair to say that it is one of the best kept properties in Johnson County.