The Mount Vernon Community Cemetery Committee recently met and set new policies regarding burial plots in the cemetery.

Due to the rising cost of cemetery maintenance, there will no longer be free burial plots in the cemetery.

Anyone wishing to reserve a burial plot in advance may do so by contacting a member of the cemetery committee and paying a fee.

Committee members are Marilyn Burroughs, Patsy Brewer, Bonnie Caldwell, Martha Garrison, Virginia Lester, Suzann Waggoner and Sue Simpson.

Spring Clean-up day at the cemetery was set for April 27 beginning at 8 a.m. There will be a potluck lunch for workers at noon at the Mount Vernon City Hall.