The city of Garden City has notified locals that they may place Memorial Day decorations on graves at Valley View Cemetery from May 20 to June 10, per city ordinance. All decorations left after June 10 will be removed and discarded by cemetery staff.
Decorations are removed each spring to make room for regular mowing and maintenance. The city limits flower planting on the north and south sides of monuments for similar reasons, and any flowers planted in incorrect locations will also be removed.
No permanent plantings are allowed at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The only decorations allowed year-round are those placed in permanent monument vases.
Locals should only pick up decorations that belong to them.
For more information, contact Cemetery Administrative Assistant Rebecca Powers at (620) 276-1220.