March for Jesus meant to heal divides

The 18th annual Olney March for Jesus is coming once again, and churches and individuals from Olney and surrounding areas are invited to participate and enjoy a day of fun, fellowship, food and worship together.
The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, with the March for Jesus parade. Line-up for the parade begins at 9 a.m. at Tommy Perkins Memorial Park in Olney.
The March will move from the park to Main Street, then west to Avenue J. Participants will then turn south of Avenue H and then march back down Hamilton Street to the Olney Civic Center.
Beginning at 11 a.m., a program of live music and a time of worship will be held at the Civic Center after the march. Youth from local churches will present a unique pantomime presentation featuring black lights and white gloves. Daniel Frost, the new pastor of the Olney Assembly of God, will share the gospel. A free meal will be served at noon. Drawings for kid’s bicycles and other door prizes will be held. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event.
This year, each child who attends the March for Jesus will receive a free Christian book. Older children will receive a hardback copy of the "Action Bible." Younger children will receive a hardback copy of the "Big Picture Story Bible."
The organizers of the March moved to a new schedule last year to make the event shorter by starting the march and the program earlier to allow lunch to be served at noon. That format proved to be a success, drawing one of the largest crowds to attend the March in recent years.

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