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Hundreds to line local highways to create live cross

Thursday, April 5, 2012

(Photo)
Alethea Sparkman, main volunteer coordinator for Sikeston, pieces together a cross using PVC pipe in preparation for the Carry the Cross movement set for 7-11 a.m. Friday. In an effort to raise awareness of the Easter holiday and Jesus Christ, volunteers will stand with 10-foot tall crosses every quarter of a mile along highways 63 and 60 in Missouri to make a make one giant cross.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Hundreds of Christians will line two Missouri highways on Good Friday to create the largest live cross this Easter season.

Set for 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday along highways 60 and 63 in Missouri, the Carry the Cross movement aims to raise awareness of Jesus Christ as volunteers stand with 10-foot tall crosses every quarter of a mile to make a make one giant cross.

"It's about inviting people out -- whether doctors, lawyers, nurses or teachers -- just wear your everyday clothes, come out and hold up a cross for Jesus," said Alethea Sparkman, main volunteer coordinator for the Sikeston area.

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