Easter in the Rain

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

It's a twenty year tradition for the Grand Valley, hundreds of Christians come together to celebrate Easter as the sun comes up each year, but this year there was everything but the sunrise.
Not quite the sunrise Easter service local Christians had in mind.
The long tradition of filling Suplizio Field as the sun rises over the horizon was rained out .but the brightness these believers were searching for made it's way into the Lincoln Park Barn.
While the annual crowd reaches into the hundreds, some may have been scared off by the mid–April Fools Day joke.
No matter to these believers, as one told us, "If Christ could die on the cross for me, I could bare the rain for him."
Pastor Jim Hale of the Grand Junction Ministerial Alliance loves the tradition, and the amount of different churches whose members celebrate together.
"We probably have 20 churches represented with about 70% of the city having the Christian faith it's no wonder it's busy," says Hale.
Fortunately when the rain let up, Christians were able to celebrate their Lord's ressurection outdoors.
Enjoying the holiday, and a very wet holiday at that.


KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 42878742 - nbc11news.com/a?a=42878742