Easter Sunrise Services held at Bald Knob Cross - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Easter Sunrise Services held at Bald Knob Cross

ALTO PASS, IL (KFVS) -

The faithful gathered before dawn for the annual Easter Sunrise Service at the base of Bald Knob Cross.

This year's event marked 77 consecutive Easter holidays celebrated at sun up atop Bald Knob Mountain.

The Bald Knob Cross of Peace will hit its own milestone in 2013. The 111-foot cross has now stood as a beacon of faith for 50 years. Construction on the cross was completed in 1963.

Over the decades the cross fell into disrepair. Weather and vandals ravaged the cross and the lighting around it.

In recent years, the cross has been completely restored through the help of donations.

The Bald Knob Cross of Peace Board of Directors now plans to make further improvements to the grounds around the cross. Organizers hope to install security cameras to deter vandals as well as a "Paver Garden" at the foot of the Cross.

Directors also hope to make improvements to the welcome center and amphitheater where sunrise services are held.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Fallen tree blocks US 62 east of KY 121 4-Way Stop in Carlisle County

    Fallen tree blocks US 62 east of KY 121 4-Way Stop in Carlisle County

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-04-23 13:16:30 GMT
    (Source: KYTC)(Source: KYTC)
    (Source: KYTC)(Source: KYTC)

    Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said US 62 is blocked just east of the KY 121 4-Way Stop in Carlisle County.

    Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said US 62 is blocked just east of the KY 121 4-Way Stop in Carlisle County.

  • Jackson, MO police remind drivers to lock their vehicles

    Jackson, MO police remind drivers to lock their vehicles

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-04-23 12:32:54 GMT
    The Jackson Police Department says to lock your vehicle (Source: KFVS)The Jackson Police Department says to lock your vehicle (Source: KFVS)
    The Jackson Police Department says to lock your vehicle (Source: KFVS)The Jackson Police Department says to lock your vehicle (Source: KFVS)

    Officers said over the weekend they received several reports of criminals getting into unlocked vehicles and taking money and other items.

    Officers said over the weekend they received several reports of criminals getting into unlocked vehicles and taking money and other items.

  • Scores of people walk for MS in Cape Girardeau despite rainy conditions

    Scores of people walk for MS in Cape Girardeau despite rainy conditions

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:39 AM EDT2018-04-23 11:39:06 GMT
    A steady rain didn't stop people from raising awareness for multiple sclerosis on Sunday in Cape Girardeau (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)A steady rain didn't stop people from raising awareness for multiple sclerosis on Sunday in Cape Girardeau (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

    A steady rain didn't stop people from raising awareness for multiple sclerosis on Sunday in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

    A steady rain didn't stop people from raising awareness for multiple sclerosis on Sunday in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Powered by Frankly