No sledding or snowboarding allowed at Mount Albion Cemetery

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 February 2022 at 10:09 am

ALBION – No sledding or snowboarding is allowed at Mount Albion Cemetery, Mayor Eileen Banker said.

She and village officials are concerned that many people have been snowboarding and sledding on the east side of the cemetery, where the oldest tombstones are located.

That section of the cemetery isn’t plowed regularly. Some people have been using the hills and even tombstones for their sleds and snowboards. Ramps have been built on some of the old stones, Banker said.

“It’s a historic cemetery and we don’t need damage to the stones,” Banker said. “It is sacred ground.”

The Albion Police Department will be increasing patrols at the cemetery, she said.