Friday, December 14, 2007

Zavala Cemetery Clean-up

On Saturday, December 8th, the Atascosa County Historical Commission sponsored a clean-up day at the Zavala Cemetery, south of Poteet. The cemetery was overgrown with brush, and the graves were inaccessible to visitors. Several commission members attended as well as several interested citizens. It took three hours because it all had to be done carefully, by hand. No equipment could be used, as this might damage potential hidden grave markers. Several wooden crosses were found, as well as one broken slate cross from 1913. Pieces of the cross were found, and an attempt to repair it will be made. It was hard work, but very rewarding.

The Commission plans to work on at least one rural, neglected cemetery each month, at least until summer. The Pleasanton Express will publish the time and place of the next cemetery to be cleaned. Anyone interested in helping can contact Dorothy Manning, at the Jourdanton Library at 830 769-3087.

No comments: