Fundraiser set for Bald Knob Cross

Monday, April 21, 2008

ALTO PASS, Ill. (AP) -- A southern Illinois landmark is getting a little fundraising help.

A nonprofit group intent on restoring the eleven-story, 45-year-old Bald Knob Cross of Peace near Alto Pass will hold a fundraising walk on June 14th.

The group is called Friends of the Cross. Organizers hope to raise $40,000 from the walk for the landmark about 130 miles southeast of St. Louis.

Participants can take part in a five-mile walk down Bald Knob, or shorter ones depending on their physical ability.

Walkers each are asked to contribute at least $10 to get a T-shirt for the event.

Information from: (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan,

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