Wagner wants community to help 'Decorate' the cemetery

With perpetual care lacking, she wants volunteers to clean up area

Until a long-term solution to maintain the Flomaton Cemetery is developed, Kay Wagner is spearheading an effort to bring back Decoration Day to have volunteers gather at the cemetery for a day of cleaning, pruning, weedeating and decorating graves with new flowers.

A trust fund was originally created to provide perpetual care for the cemetery and funded primarily through the sale of plots. Under the trust agreement, the trustees could only use the interest from the account to pay for maintenance. The trust named the mayor, postmaster and president of Escambia County Bank as trustees. The trust...