The Doña Ana County Historical Society (DACHS) is sponsoring a clean up of the El Camposanto de la Sagrada Familia (Cemetery of the Holy Family) located in Picacho, New Mexico. The DACHS has championed the recovery of this old and abandoned cemetery over the past two years. A great deal of work by members of the DACHS and DACGS has removed a much trash, cleaned the grounds, added rock fencing and other needed components to protect the cemetery grounds from misuse including dumping trash. Work has also been accomplished to identify many of those buried there.
On February 26th, beginning at 9:00 am, members of DACGS are invited to join members of the DACHS in performing a period cleaning and "sprucing" of the cemetery to help it retain its very presentable look in order to better honor those resting within the cemetery. Please wear shoes appropriate for walking in a goat-head infested area and bring a hoe, rake, shovel as well as gloves and water to help with this important project. There will be coffee and donuts to power the volunteers.
Click here to see photos of the cemetery prior to the recovery and after the major efforts were completed.
Please contact Sally Kading by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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