Third Annual Light of the Cross Gospel Fest with an Appearance by Darryl Strawberry


By WSIL Events

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Location: Bald Knob Cross of Peace

Phone: 618-426-3308


Event Description

This year's event will feature gospel singing from four gospel singing groups. The Clarks, from Harrisburg Illinois, Melanie Walker of Marion, The Glad Heart Quartet of Benton, and Master's Legacy Quartet from Sesser, Illinois. Music will start at 12 noon with food and beverage available for purchase from 17th Street BBQ of Murphysboro.

This year, former New York Met, 8 time All Star, and 1983 National League Rookie of the year, Darryl Strawberry will deliver a message that details his Major League Baseball career, his struggles with substance abuse, and how his Christian Faith has changed his life. He is expected to arrive at approximately 4:30 pm, and deliver his message at 5 pm.

Mr. Strawberry will not be signing autographs on the day of the event, however a limited number of autographs signed in advance will be provided for attendees to purchase, with the funds generated going to the continued upkeep of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace. This is a free event, however a love offering for the Bald Knob Cross will be received. The event will take place rain or shine. Come take in the beautiful Fall colors from the highest point in Southern Illinois!

For more information on the event contact WXAN General Manager Will Stephens by calling 618-426-3308 or by emailing
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