Fall cleanup is right around the corner. Please remove all decorations from the cemetery by October 15. We are unable to store any decorations that are not removed. For your convenience, a trash container is located behind the shop. Japanese beetles enjoyed many of the plants in the cemetery again this year. Because they lay their eggs in the soil, we request you remove the soil from the area when you are removing your decorations. If you purchased flowers from the cemetery this year or participated in the flower endowment program, cemetery staff discards your flowers and the soil.
Beginning November 1, winter decorations may be placed in your urn or on your shepherd hook. You may purchase an urn/stand or a shepherd hook from the cemetery and we will install it in concrete. Please call the cemetery at 507-452-2769 if you are interested in either of these. Just a reminder, the only shepherd hooks allowed in the cemetery are those purchased through the cemetery. Christmas trees, garlands, and lights are not allowed in the cemetery, as stated in the decoration policy.
St. Mary’s Cemetery offers fresh evergreen decorations for the Christmas season for display at the gravesites of your loved ones. Please watch future bulletins for ordering information. Those who have signed up for automatic renewal will receive your invoice via mail or email.
If you would like the information on this program emailed to you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (or call us at 507-452-2769) and we will send you a form to complete.