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Bible reading marathon starts May 2

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By Geoff Hamill

The annual Bible reading marathon will take place May 2-6 in downtown Springfield. The event will kick off at 5 p.m. at the Washington County Courthouse, and the reading will begin at 6 p.m.

From the kickoff, someone will stand on the courthouse steps and read from the Bible around the clock through noon on Thursday, May 6, which is the National Day of Prayer. At the close of the event at noon, a special prayer service will be held for the community, the nation and the world.

Anyone interested in signing up to read can contact your local church pastor, or visit www.thecornerstonechristian.org on the Internet to view the sheet and sign up for your reading slot. Time slots are 15 minutes, and readers are welcome to sign up for additional slots if interested.

The kickoff event will feature hot dogs and drinks courtesy of The River of Life Church in Springfield. At the closing ceremonies, pizza will be available for lunch courtesy of Snappy Tomato Pizza in Springfield.

For more information, visit www.thecornerstonechristian.org, or contact event coordinator Jeff Moreland at (859) 336-3716.