On Sunday, at 6:30am, the Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass will host the 88th Annual Easter Sunrise Service. This annual service remains one of the longest standing traditions in the region. The gates will open at 5:00am. Handicap parking and on-site golf cart shuttles will be available.
“In 1937, two men led an effort to unify Southern Illinoisans through an Easter Sunrise Service. Today, we continue to fulfill their vision with this service featuring long standing traditions as well as a contemporary worship experience. This 87th annual event will be held in-person and streamed online.” commented Jena Guined, Executive Director of Bald Knob Cross of Peace.
Two food trucks will be on site during the event with Cold Blooded Coffee Co of Murphysboro and Dave’s Bagels of Anna with additional breakfast items offered.
“After that first Easter Sunrise Service, the organizers began to develop plans for the site. In 1959, a groundbreaking was held for the Bald Knob Cross of Peace which was completed in 1963. Today, we host several signature events at the Cross in addition to the Easter Sunrise Service,” Guined continued.
More information about the 87th Annual Easter Sunrise Service can be found online at http://www.baldknobcross.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/baldknobcross or by emailing email@example.com.