CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) -- Hundreds of people have gone from school to school in Cullman County offering prayers for the new school year.
The annual prayer caravan began three years ago with 10 to 15 people participating at each school. Saturday's caravan swelled in size after the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation tried to get it canceled.
About 300 people prayed in front of Garden City Elementary School during a stop Saturday morning. Reports say Brenda Carter of Hanceville says that she participated because schools need prayer as students and teachers get ready to resume classes.
Gov. Robert Bentley visited Cullman on Thursday and voiced support for the prayer caravan.