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Church installs 60-foot illuminated cross

Published On: May 06 2013 10:00:40 AM CDT
Updated On: May 06 2013 10:35:46 AM CDT
60 ft cross at Janesville church

60 ft cross constructed at new Life Assembly of God church in Janesville

JANESVILLE, Wis. -

Construction crews worked Monday to install a 60-foot illuminated cross at New Life Assembly of God Church in Janesville.

The church is at the corner of Highway 14 and Wright Road, near Interstate 90.

The cross is a $1,000 gift from parishioners to the community.

The cross does not require a municipal permit. Its installation is federally protected on religious grounds.

The Rev. Michael Jackson explained a planning process that considered the impact of placing a larger cross. "We looked at putting a 100-foot cross out there, but we have 20-plus acres of land and a 100-foot cross, I think, would have been gaudy and ostentatious," he said. "So 60 feet fits our property, our acreage well."

The church also plans to put a garden, walkway and benches around the cross. The cross was built in Alabama and transported to Janesville.

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