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Friday, 26 February 2021

‘Ashes to Go’ in Long Beach canceled this year due to COVID-19

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‘Ashes to Go’ in Long Beach canceled this year due to COVID-19
‘Ashes to Go’ in Long Beach canceled this year due to COVID-19

With Fat Tuesday coming to an end, the official start of Lent begins tomorrow on a day known as Ash Wednesday.

Tomorrow as well.

- - with fat tuesday coming to an - end, the official start of lent- begins tomorrow... on a day - known as 'ash wednesday'.

- every year for the last six - years, four or five pastors - from different churches gather- in long beach to do "ashes to go" for those who have to work and- - - - might not have time to go to- church.

- normally, people are able to- drive up in their cars in the - morning and get their ashes - without leaving their cars- before going about their day.

- this year, due to covid-19, the- local pastors have decided to - cancel the event.

- - pastor dave parr, grace luthera- church - long beach: "well of course we took into - consideration the number of - cases,- especially here in south- mississippi regarding the covid- virus.

And we felt like - - - that inorder to honor our folk- that would come by and to be- safe we felt like we- - - - needed to go ahead and cancel i- this year, but hopefully next - year!

We're looking - forward to next year."

Grace lutheran church will hold- - - - a virtual ash wednesday service- via zoom.

Members of the- congregation are able to pick - up packets of ashes at the- church to use while - participating in

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