Allamakee County Bible Reading Marathon deemed successful by event organizers

Public readings part of 2020 Bible Reading Marathon ... Although a majority of the 2020 Allamakee County Bible Reading Marathon was conducted privately by individuals due to COVID-19 restrictions, a pair of public reading offerings were held during the four-week event. Pictured above is a July 11 public reading held in Lansing and sponsored by Center Baptist Church of rural Lansing. A July 14 public reading also took place on the lawn of the Allamakee County Courthouse in Waukon to close out this year’s marathon event. Submitted photo.

The 2020 Allamakee County Bible Reading Marathon came to a successful conclusion Tuesday, July 14, with the completed reading of Scripture, Genesis through Revelation, and a public reading on the Allamakee County Courthouse lawn in Waukon.

Over 70 individuals, in addition to various groups, participated by using the Signup Genius website or the TracPhone number set up for the event. A total of 156 segments of Scripture, each taking approximately 30 minutes to read, were available over the course of four weeks during the marathon event, many of them read by those individuals or groups in their own private settings due to COVID-19 guidelines during this year’s event.

Several local residents volunteered for multiple segments. In conjunction with the marathon, a public reading hosted by Center Baptist Church was held in Lansing Saturday, July 11, drawing many readers. To close the marathon, prayers, declarations and selected Scriptures were read on the Allamakee County Courthouse Lawn the morning of July 14 at 7:14 a.m. to coincide with the event’s key verse, 2 Chronicles 7:14,, which reads “…if My People who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

“The Allamakee Bible Reading Marathon Committee would like to sincerely thank all those who helped to complete the reading of the entire Bible throughout the county, and local churches who shared the event information with their congregations. We look forward to doing this again in 2021,” summarized the 2020 Allamakee Bible Reading Marathon Committee of Becky Kramer, Robin Oden, Betty Larsen and Sarah Majewski.

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