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Cross walk tradition for Sharon Baptist

As it has for nearly three decades, Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton had its Good Friday Cross Walk on Friday, where parishioners carry a cross just over a mile, from the church on South Fifth Street to the Woodland Cemetery.

Steve Harvey, pastor of the church, said the event commemorates what Christ did on the first Good Friday.

Harvey has been the pastor of Sharon Baptist Church for 29 years, and continued the tradition of the church’s pastor in the 1970s who carried a cross on Good Friday before he became pastor.

Around 100 people took part in the walk this year, which concluded at the cemetery with the cross being placed in the ground with a cloth draped over it and Harvey reading a few scriptures.