Allamakee County to host Bible Reading Marathon August 9-12

Volunteers invited to sign up to read

February 14 of this year, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed the 99 County Bible Reading Marathon Proclamation encouraging all Iowans to participate in the occasion again this year. Allamakee County will be taking part in that annual event from August 9 at 8 a.m. through August 12 at 6 p.m., around the clock, 24 hours a day, until the entire Bible is read. This year’s local event will take place on the lawn of the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon.

The Allamakee County Bible Reading Marathon is seeking community volunteers to help read the Bible at the Allamakee County Courthouse over the course of these four days in August. Time slots of 15 minutes each are available, however, volunteers are more than welcome to sign up for multiple slots if they wish to read for a longer period of time or would like to read on multiple days or at different times throughout the day.

A podium and tent will be on site for the readers on the Allamakee County Courthouse lawn, along with a Team Captain who will provide any needed assistance. There is no preparation needed, participants can just show up approximately 15 minutes before their scheduled reading time. A Bible will be provided, or participants are also welcome to bring their own.

“We wish to make this a countywide effort bringing together all Christians and interested persons within Allamakee County,” local event organizers shared. “All ages are welcome.”

Those interested in signing up to read the Bible may do so at the following website location:, or can do so through the Allamakee Bible Reading Marathon Facebook page. If not able to access the online sign-up, interested individuals may also have friends or family members schedule time slots online or can also contact local organizers Kristi Hager at 563-568-1084 or at, or Mary Keatley at 563-568-3595 or at Emails can also be sent to to have additional questions answered.

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