From the very beginning, Bald Knob Cross has received an outpouring of love and support from the surrounding communities. The most popular story passed down through the years is about one local woman who made a financial pledge to the cross, but she had no idea how she would fulfill the pledge. As it turned out, she did find a way… by raising pigs, and convincing hundreds of others to raise pigs, too! Bald Knob continues to exist because of the support and generosity of the communities it serves, and we always need people to desire to support the Cross through monetary donations, volunteer time, prayer, and a variety of other ways.

Expansions and improvements continue to happen at Bald Knob Cross, including:

  • Parking lot expanded and paved
  • Expansion of gift shop and group reservation area
  • Ongoing grounds improvements and additions

Here are just a few ways you can become a supporter of Bald Knob Cross of Peace…


We continually have a ‘needs list’ at the Cross, as well as ongoing expenses. Click here to access a current needs list. Donation crosses are available at the Welcome Center, or you can make a donation:

  • Online (one-time or recurring with major credit card)
  • Download the payment form (one-time or recurring)
  • Or, send your check to Bald Knob Cross of Peace, PO Box 35, Alto Pass, IL 62905.


Individuals are needed to help in a variety of ways… for few hours each week, or one-time assistance for a special event. We need volunteers to:

  • Work a weekly or monthly shift in the Welcome Center
  • Assist with folding/placing merchandise
  • Assist with special events
  • Deliver brochures and promotional information
  • Share history of the Cross and southern Illinois information with visitors
  • Assist with fund-raising efforts

$1 for the Cross

$1 for the Cross is a call for each person in every church to donate $1 to the Cross.

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Become a Member

Become a member of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace today!

Current benefits of being a member of the organization include:

  • Regular Newsletter and Email Updates to Members of the Organization
  • Membership Card / Decal
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Annual Membership Meeting/Update
  • Discount for Event Planning
  • Elect the Board of Directors
  • Support the Continued Restoration/Improvement of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace and Its Grounds