Even though the music still fills the sanctuary walls, the 138-year-old church struggles to stay open.
Members want to preserve the structure to tell future generations it was once a place for freed slaves in 1876.
But repairs are needed throughout the building, totaling $10,000.
To help with the repair efforts, money raised from The Tribute to Mom 5-K Run/Walk wil go towards the St. Paul A.M.E
Church Trustee Preservation effort and St. Paul A.M.E Church Building Fund.
The run will take place Saturday May 10 at 7 a.m. with the starting point at the Church on 309 North Division Street in Morrilton.
After the run rewards will be handed out and refreshments will be available.
$15 in advance
$20 on race day
To sign up, you can look at the full entry form that includes more details on the race attached above.
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