Easter Pageant At Smith Mountain Lake

Halesford Baptist Church, which is next to the Booker T. Washington National Monument and near Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County, will host its annual “Cry of Christ” Easter Pageant again this Easter season.

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid, the congregation is pleased to once again offer this annual drama for the community. Beginning in 2009, the event is now celebrating its twelfth year. Dramatizing the Easter story from the Bible interspersed with scenes from modern life, the program is written by church members and includes a number of live music pieces. Members of the congregation write the storyline and produce a new drama each year. A major undertaking, about 100 people of all ages are involved in all aspects of making the pageant a reality.

The performances are scheduled for: Sunday 4/3, 3:00; Friday 4/8, 7:00; Saturday 4/9, 5:00; Sunday 4/10 3:00; Maundy Thursday 4/14, 7:00; Good Friday 4/15, 7:00.

Reservations are not required; childcare is not provided, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Halesford Baptist is at 2485 Lost Mountain Road, on Rt. 122 in Wirtz, Virginia, just west of West Lake Corner.

For more information, visit the their website.

For those who want to make a day trip of it, one could easily add a stop at nearby attractions including Booker T. Washington Birthplace National Monument, Homestead Creamery, and West Lake Corner.

In addition to this pageant, many other churches in the area are hosting special dramas, worship services, and Easter egg hunts in preparation for Easter Sunday, which will be April 17 this year.

–Scott Dreyer

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