MASON CITY - Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery officials are reminding the public that decorations not conforming to cemetery regulations may be placed 10 days prior to Memorial Day and must be removed by June 10.
Decorations within the regulations may be placed at any time and stay on throughout the summer and fall. Check with the cemetery office regarding the regulations.
The cemetery officials ask that the name of the loved one be printed on decorations, so it can be identified. If the wind blows the decorations off the grave, cemetery staff or Adopt-a-Section volunteers will be able to replace the item on the proper gravesite.
If the decoration is missing, the name will assist authorities in identifying the rightful owner.
Pictures of decorations and purchase receipts may also be helpful in pursuing actions against thefts.
If an item is missing, contact the cemetery office at 641-421-3687 or Elmwood@masoncity.net
Cemetery Sentry Patrols and Monitors are now watching the grounds and reporting suspicious activity to the police. Contact the cemetery manager with any concerns.