News from Bald Knob Cross of Peace
Bald Knob Cross
November 2017
Happenings at the Cross
Back Porch Company Fall Colors at the Cross...
An Amazing Day!
We had a little over 400 in attendance that day, it was a beautiful fall day, and great music was enjoyed by the Back Porch Company. Chili dogs and great desserts enjoyed by visitors.
Fall colors at the cross
Fall colors at the Cross
Attention Bald Knob Members:

For those of you who are members of Bald Knob Cross, just a reminder that if you would like to run for election for the board, pursuant to the Bylaws the process is as follows:  

F. Selection - Vacancies to the Board shall be filled thusly: 
1). The membership of the organization shall be notified of upcoming Board vacancies no later than November 1st of each and every year. 
2). Any eligible member of the organization who wishes to be considered for a Board position shall indicate his or her desire in writing to the Board, by sending a letter to the Corporate Office no later than December 1st. 

G. Diversity - The composition of the Board shall remain geographically diverse. 
The board shall have representation from a minimum of three (3) counties with no more than three (3) Board members from any one county and no two (2) from any one community (as determined by the zip code of their legal place of residence). Additionally, no two members may be from the same immediate family nor be members of the same local church or fraternal organization chapter, lodge, etc., regardless of their place of residence. 

For 2018, there will be two open board positions. For diversity information, the returning board members are from the following zip codes and counties: 
  • Jim Haney, Johnson County, 62995 
  • Mary Lou Portell, Perry County, 62274 
  • John Reeder, Jackson County, 62995 
  • William Minor, Cape Girardeau County, 62755 
  • Frank Caruso, Franklin County, 62922 
  • Paula Snow, Williamson County, 62918 
  • Danny Cash, Williamson County, 62959

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, live in a county and/or zip code not represented as outlined in the bylaws, and are already a member of Bald Knob Cross of Peace, please send a letter requesting to be placed on the ballot to Bald Knob Cross, PO Box 35, Alto Pass, IL 62905, before December 1st. Any requests received after December 1st will not be considered. If you are not a member of Bald Knob Cross of Peace, but would like to become a member, you can do so by clicking this link.  

Bunker Project

The timeline was added to the bunker project!
BKC Timeline
Christmas at the Cross

Join us Sunday, December 3rd from 2 - 4 pm for...

Music by the Smoky Hollow String Band...
A free gift for all children who attend that are 12 and under...
20% discount off all Bald Knob Christmas ornaments...
Hot cider, coffee and yummy desserts!
Holiday Gift Boxes Now Available at the Welcome Center and Online for Purchase

Box 1
Box #1
Surprise a family member, friend or colleague with a Holiday Gift Box from Bald Knob Cross! 

Each gift box is packaged in a blue holiday snowflake themed box. They are ready to send directly to a recipient with your personal message, or order to put under your tree. 

Each box choice is $34.99, plus $6.00 shipping/handling.  See the details and purchase here.

We have 3 Holiday Gift Box choices:
  • Box #1: Contains two ceramic Bald Knob Cross coffee mugs.
  • Box #2: Contains one ceramic Bald Knob Cross coffee mug; small wooden cross; two heartfelt prayer stones.
  • Box #3: Contains one ceramic Bald Knob Cross coffee mug; Bald Knob Cross rubber wristband, Hand Blown Glass BKCP Ornament; BKCP thimble.


Box #2
Box #2
Box #3
Box #3
Most Current Needs

Dependable pickup truck - older model fine, just needs to be in good running condition. We often have to borrow a pickup truck to haul large recycling loads, small equipment to and from vendors for repairs, etc. 

Welcome Center Volunteers - We have a great cadre of volunteers that donate a multitude of hours to host the welcome center, and we need additional people so we can be open 7 days per week. If you can give a few hours per week or per month, or would just like more information about what is involved, contact Teresa at
Become a Member of Bald Knob Cross of Peace

become a member There are some exciting things happening at Bald Knob Cross, and I hope you've had the opportunity to visit recently. But if not, I hope you can plan a visit soon. 

This is the time of year when we send invitations to renew current memberships for the upcoming year, or invite individuals to consider becoming a member. Watch for your renewal letter in the mail (or get a copy here). Or,  check out membership opportunities here.
Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendars
  • crossDecember 3, 2017, 2-4 pm - Christmas at the Cross


Additional events to be held at Bald Knob are being considered for 2018. 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

Wishing You a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Teresa Gilbert
Executive Director   
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