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Hindman church walks across Knott County for Good Friday


Members of the Hindman United Methodist Church began walking along highway 80 at the Knott-Perry County line, and they did not stop until hours later, when they reached floyd County. The walk is 21 miles long and started at 7 a.m.

"There's something that's powerful about having a cross on your shoulder and walking and hearing it drag on the ground. It just helps you imagine a bit better what it must have been like for Christ," said the pastor of the Church, Rob Hoffman.

Church members say this walk represents the true meaning of Easter and not the other things associated with the holiday.

"The Easter eggs. The Easter bunny. Buying Easter baskets Decorating. Finding matching Easter outfits. That's not really what it's all about. What it's about is that christ died on the cross for us," said Belinda Conley, a church member.

"It's not just a Friday before Easter, it's a Friday that Jesus died for us," said church member and the pastor's daughter, Georgia Hoffman.

The pastor says he's seen drivers stop their cars and actually join the walk. The church tradition is now in its tenth year.


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