Fabens Unites to Clean Up Forgotten Cemetery
A group of Fabens residents have rallied together to clean up a historic cemetery that has been vandalized over the years. This Saturday, the Facebook group Fabens Cemetery is asking for volunteers to come out and help restore the beauty in this place of peace.
Fabens is my hometown and people who live in El Paso always ask me, "Where is that?' It's about 30 miles from El Paso, so we are still part of the El Paso County. It's a wonderful little town that is filled with pride more than ever.
Fabenites have come together to donate funds to help restore a part of Fabens many do not even know of, but so much meaning lies in the land. The resting place of loved ones has been vandalized and neglected for many years. Thanks to this Facebook group, some family members have been able to find where some of their lost loved ones were put to rest. Thankfully, it is now going to receive a much needed restoration.
Salvador Colon brought up the horrible condition of the cemetery to Ed Thick, who then began to raise funds for the clean up and now has raised way more than his original goal of $1000. Along with Thick, Christy Bidwell helped rallied Fabenites together through Facebook to currently raise $3,333!
On April 5th, a group of volunteers will be out at the Fabens Cemetery to clean up the area and to install a fence to keep vandals out. If you would like to help you can donate to this amazing cause through GoFundMe.com and follow the progress of the project on their Facebook page, Fabens Cemetery.