Communal repair and maintenance of the Old Church and grounds returns Saturday, April 30, organized by the Corrales Historical Society. Volunteers of all ages are needed. Come with gloves, hats, sun screen, shovels, rakes and maybe a trowel with which to apply mud to the courtyard wall in front of the church. The effort begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m., although helpers and spectators can come and go as they please.
In exchange for their time, volunteers will be treated to breakfast and lunch prepared by society docents. Early birds get coffee and doughnuts in the morning, organizers promise. Among the necessary tasks are mud plastering the low courtyard wall, clean up of the grounds, weeding the flower beds and painting window frames.
The Old Church is on Old Church Road, about one-half mile west of Corrales Road.