Dothan residents celebrate Good Friday with annual cross walk

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DOTHAN, AL. (WTVY) - "You don't need a lot of decoration for something so wonderful and beautiful as the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and that's why we do it," said Anderson.

Tom Anderson is talking about the Good Friday's annual cross walk in Dothan.

Tom Anderson, Pastor, says "Close to 40 years ago, God gave John Boyd a vision to carry the cross and we carried it from the circle," said Anderson.

Since then...

"We're trying to expand it and reach out. We think it's the purest celebration of the resurrection and crucifixion of Jesus," replied Anderson.

The walk began at The First United Methodist Church on Main Street.
Walkers traveled East down Main Street and ended at the Dothan Civic Center.

Jerome Cochran, Cross Walk Participant, says “I love the walk. I exercise/walk every day, so it's good exercise for you ...cardiovascular!"

Cochran says this is great way to celebrate Good Friday.

"This is God's day and I enjoy that. He sent his only Son for us, okay? So, I think it's very important that we celebrate this day,” replied Cochran.

"We try to decorate it but this is the pure truth. Jesus carried the cross for us, he paid the price for us, he died for us, and he's coming again for us that live," said Anderson.

The walk ended with a message and a meal provided by Love in Action.
There were over 30 participants in this year's cross walk.