Cemetery cleanup begins

To prepare for the annual spring cleanup of cemetery grounds, those with wreaths, decorations and other items left on the cemetery grounds or gravesites at Riverside and Rosehill cemeteries are asked to remove them.

All ground-mounted decorations will be removed beginning Monday, March 3, the city of Troy said in a press release.

Spring wreaths, gravestone saddles and other appropriate decorations can be placed beginning April 1.

All decorations must conform to the cemetery department rules and regulations for use of flowers and other decorations. Copies of the rules and regulations are available at the Riverside Cemetery office. Unauthorized items will be removed.

Anyone with questions about the cleanup and regulations is asked to call the city Cemetery Department at 937-335-2710. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER