Men from the Highway 44 Church of Christ spent a recent Saturday morning working and cleaning up the Robstown Cemetery.

Larry Cash, minister of the Highway 44 Church of Christ, said members and others in the community have been working to maintain the cemetery, which is located behind Las Palmas Restaurant, for the past three years.

The cemetery had previously been neglected, with weeds and grass growing up, large sinkholes around the graves and overturned grave markers, Cash said. The church has felt a need to assist their community in this project since the cemetery has no provision for maintenance, he added.

Since there has been no recent rain, the grass has been dormant and mowing has been unnecessary. Work on May 9 consisted of moving dirt to fill in holes, taking out large stumps, and resetting and straightening some grave markers, Cash said, with Nueces County supplying a load of dirt for filling in holes.

Workdays are scheduled for the second Saturday of each month beginning at 8 a.m., and anyone who would like to help is welcome. Cash said some use this as an opportunity to complete community service hours.

Volunteers are asked to bring trash bags, weed eaters, hoes, rakes, gloves and other tools.

For more information about this project, contact Larry Cash, church minister, at 387-1841 or 241-0032.