Whether attending a special event, or just making the journey up without a special occasion, you are in for a treat. Bald Knob Mountain is the second-highest point in Southern Illinois and offers wonderful views, particularly in the fall.
Major Upcoming Events at Bald Knob Cross in 2020:
Sunday, April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunrise Service
Speaker: Chris Lawrence, College Pastor from Hardin Baptist Church, Hardin, KY
Musicians: Paul, Eden and Keela Kaszubski from Cobden.
Hebrewz coffee shop from Jonesboro will be selling coffee and pastries before and after the service.
- The shuttle will pick up at Walker Funeral Home, 425 Main Street, Alto Pass, IL
- Shuttle leaves at 5:30 a.m./returns immediately after service
- Cost:$5.00 per person
- For reservations, call 618-713-8516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are recommended (without reservation, only if space available). Pay cash or check at time of pickup.
Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Blessing of the Bikes – see more details here
Saturday, May 9, 2020 – 1st Annual Blessing of the Jeeps
On behalf of Bald Knob Cross of Peace, Jeep N Shawnee, Living the Jeep Life for Christ group along with Absher Arnold Jeep in Marion Illinois, we would like to invite you to the inaugural Blessing of the Jeeps in Alto Pass Illinois. Our friends and regional jeep groups, Chicago Jeep Union, and the Midwest Jeep Alliance will be assisting in offering two jeep blessings. The first blessing will be at 9:30 am with the second being at 12 noon.
The Spud Shack Food Truck will be there when you get hungry. Jeep apparel and Jewelry will be available from Nalee Rae’s Boutique. Shirts and decals sale are available at www.oxfordgraphicts.com/jeepblessing with all proceeds going to the Bald Knob Cross of Peace. Jeep N Shawnee members will be leading tours one hour after the blessings of the surrounding National Forest. This will be a 2wd friendly ride through the Shawnee with great views of the cross in all its glory. All jeeps welcome so gather your friends and family and let’s make this the largest jeep blessing around.