News from Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Bald Knob Cross
July 2017
Happenings at the Cross
Inaugural Cross of Peace Dinner

Inaugural Dinner

Join us for one or both Inaugural Cross of Peace Dinners

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Hedman Vineyards & Winery, Alto Pass, Illinois
(tickets limited to 80) 
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Walkers Bluff, Carterville, Illinois

Tickets are $100 per person, $150 per couple 

Sponsorship available: $1000 for 4 tickets 
(use all 4 at either event, or 2 at each event) 

6:00 Gathering, 6:30 Program & Dinner 
Great food, entertainment, pictures and updates on what's happening at Bald Knob  

The Funds Development Committee of The Bald Knob Cross of Peace was formed in late 2016 to establish opportunities to raise funds for The Cross for the perpetual care and special projects outside of day-to-day operations. We hope you will be able to help us with our endeavor.
View the Total Solar Eclipse at Bald Knob Cross

Eclipse The solar eclipse event is fast approaching -- about 6 weeks away!! Tickets are still available  and T-shirts can be purchased online. This will be an amazing event to experience. We hope you can come join us for this historic moments at Bald Knob.

Here's all the information on purchasing your tickets:  go to or 618-713-8516 

Two different levels of tickets are available: 
  1. Casual Eclipse Viewers: $50 for each ticket. This will include shuttle transportation to Bald Knob from Alto Pass area, plus T-shirt, eclipse glasses, water bottle, and other items still being determined.  
  2. Serious Eclipse Viewers: $250 for each ticket.
    This will include parking at the cross for your vehicle, so you can bring telescope, camera, and other equipment. This also includes all the items in the package, plus assistance to transport your equipment to your assigned area. Electricity will not be provided; please plan to bring battery pack if needed. A maximum of five (5) companion tickets may be purchased for $50 each with the purchase of a $250 ticket.
Blessing of the Cars Event held Saturday, June 17th

T-shirts still available for purchase
The 4th annual Blessing of the Cars was a great event in every way - the very best since its inception! The weather was perfect, and this event has been plagued with inclement weather the first three years. 

The date was changed this year, so it was held on the Saturday before Father's Day. This worked well, and the group has decided to make this the annual date. So mark your calendars for next year!  

Thanks to all who helped to make the event a success.
benefit concert
Benefit Concert for Bald Knob Cross - Allegiancetrio

Mark your calendars to attend a benefit concert for Bald Knob Cross of Peace featuring Allegiancetrio  on Thursday, August 31st at 7 pm. 

Doors will open at 6pm, at the First Baptist Church of Anna, 409 Morgan St, Anna, IL. 

Admission will be a love offering and all proceeds will go to benefit Bald Knob Cross.  

For more information call 618-833-5416 or 618-521-1917.
Fall Colors at the Cross


Mark your calendars for the Fall Colors of the Cross event that will be Saturday, October 21st. Music, Food, Fall colors. More details to come.

Volunteer Spotlight

Marcy Lindsay Thank you to Marcy Lindsay, who has been volunteering for a while, but we've not had a chance to include her in the spotlight. Marcy lives "in the shadow of the cross," just a few miles away, and Bald Knob Cross is very near and dear to her heart.  

So glad you're part of the team, Marcy!   

If you would be interesting in volunteering, we need you - send me an email at and I can share more information with you. It's a rewarding experience!
Union County Women In Business Visits Bald Knob

UCWIB We were delighted to host the Union County Women in Business group (and spouses) recently for a combined social gathering/business meeting, where they learned more about what's happening at Bald Knob Cross.  UCWIB is a terrific group that contributes greatly to the communities, and it was an honor to serve them in this way. 

Would you like to bring your group to Bald Knob Cross for a meeting, gathering, group event? Just send an email to and we will do our best to meet your organization or group needs.
Did You Know...?

did you know Did you know that between January 1st and June 30th of this year, we had 10,070 visitors at Bald Knob Cross? What makes that even more amazing is the Blessing of the Cars event this year had very few bikers because of the stormy weather.  

We are experiencing record numbers of non-event visitors coming to Bald Knob; if you haven't been in a while, make plans to come visit!
Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars
  • crossJuly 15, 2017 - Inaugural Cross of Peace Dinner at Hedman Vineyards & Winery, Alto Pass, IL
  • July 29, 2017 - Inaugural Cross of Peace Dinner, Walkers Bluff, Carterville, IL
  • August 21, 2017 - Viewing of Solar Eclipse (advance ticket purchase required)
  • August 31, 2017 - Benefit Concert for Bald Knob Cross featuring Allegiancetrio
  • October 21, 2017 - Fall Colors at the Cross

Additional events to be held at Bald Knob are being considered for 2017. If you would like to assist with planning an event for next year, please send an email to Create your own event at Bald Knob!


Teresa Gilbert




Teresa Gilbert

Executive Director 

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