Laton UMC 'Facelift' Is Progressing Well
Last month the call went out for volunteers to help give a "facelift" to the historic Laton (
Today Local Project Manager Jim Gregory reports that the project is well underway, thanks to the Care-a-Vaners.
The Care-a-Vaners are RV owners who, as a group, are responsible for much of the maintenance at California-Nevada Conference camps and churches.
Photos taken Thursday evening, April 02, show the Care-a-Vaners spackling and caulking.
Gregory said the primer coat had been applied to about 2/3 of the exterior by day's end. Two coats of acrylic finish paint were awaiting application, when winds should die down.
"The Care-a-Vaners are making a lot of progress," he wrote.
The Laton church does not currently house a congregation, but Fresno District leaders and members of Hanford UMC see the building as an essential mission outpost in the predominantly Hispanic Laton community, nonetheless. A focal point for community events, the building provides space for community "Movie Night," a clothing exchange bank, and spill-over space for youth and children's activities organized by the
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