SAN ANGELO, TX –– This weekend the Calvary Cemetery will undergo its Fall Cleanup.
On Saturday, October 23rd, cleanup crews will remove all flowers and unauthorized items on and around the graves and trees.
Unauthorized items include borders, bricks, gravel, rock, garden ornaments, solar lights, rosaries, wind chimes, and statues.
Family members and friends who have loved ones buried at Calvary Cemetery are asked to remove any items they don't want to be discarded by Friday, October 22nd.
"All decor that does not abide by the rules will be permanently removed and disposed of without notification," said the San Angelo Diocese in a social media post. "We ask that you please take time to read the rules of cemetery posted at the main entrance or on our website or Facebook page."
During the cleanup, the gates to the cemetery will be locked from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
As a reminder, the only decorations that are permitted are a single flower arrangement per grave and a small American flag on a national holiday.
Flowers must be placed in a non-breakable container and staked to the ground. If a headstone has two vases, then flowers may be placed in both vases. Flowers that are not placed in an approved container will be discarded.
American flags must be removed when they become faded or torn.