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Pastor Carries Cross from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach

GEORGETOWN, Del.- On Good Friday members of River City Church carried a large wooden cross along Route 9 from Georgetown to Rehoboth Beach. Pastor Joel Hitchcock says the 16 mile walk was to symbolize Christ's walk to Calvary, the site of his crucifixion.

"We're carrying a cross all the way from the circle in Georgetown on route 9 all the way to Rehoboth," said Pastor Joel Hitchcock of River City Church.

Pastor Hitchcock alongside others spent Good Friday carrying a cross. His logic behind it all was simple.

"The reason for carrying this cross is to remind people of the main reason for Easter."

When we found Pastor Hitchcock he was two hours into his journey and he was only half way to Rehoboth. His feet hurt and he said his arms were restless. But he is determined to make it to his final destination. 

Many people couldn't believe that there was a group of people walking such a long distance all while carrying a cross of their back.

"I don't know how they can take it," said Abbigail Davis of Milton.

"I saw them carrying it and I was like nah I have to give them a hand," said Justin Davis of Milton.

But for some, seeing the dedication was a sight to see.

'I thought it was really amazing how they're carrying crosses trying to experience what Jesus experienced," added Abbigail Davis.

"It was extremely important to remind people the real meaning of Easter," said Ceirra Hopkins of Dover.

But some questioned how many people were truly getting the message.

"I see all of the cars passing and they just keep beeping," said Timothy DuVal of Milford. "I wonder if they really know what we're doing."

The group has managed to complete their journey. But spreading their message hasn't ended just yet.
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