First Annual Blessing of the Cars

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By WSIL Reporter

ALTO PASS -- There's a new event in Union County that organizers hope will become a big, annual tradition. It's the Blessing of the Cars. 

Nearly 100 people brought their cars down to Bald Knob Cross on Saturday for the event. Organizers are following the example of the Blessing of the Bikes, which has gone on for 22 years.

Drivers said they think the event will eventually outgrow the bike blessing because it appeals to a wider variety of participants.

One driver who came all the way from Mascoutah said, "Coming  to the blessing is something anybody would want to do. You could drive your minivan up here, or your four door car, that's fine."
 
There was also live music and food at the event. Donations will go to the Bald Knob Cross Foundation.
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