HARTFORD — Easter is quickly approaching and what better way to spend the holiday than watching the sun rise with family and friends at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive.
A sunrise service is set for 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Easter morning, Sunday, April 5. Pastor Frank Sparks of New Hope Baptist will conduct the service, which will be accompanied by music. Three Hartford churches will host this event; Assembly of God, First Baptist and New Hope Baptist. Breakfast, coffee and seating will be provided. The gates will open at 7 a.m. for the service; however, the tower will be closed because of the holiday. The event is free and open to the public.
“It is a special feeling to be outside in Davis Plaza at sunrise on Easter Sunday at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower,” said Deanna Barnes, project manager for the village of Hartford.
The tower is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for adults 62 and older, active military and veterans; $2 for children 12 and younger and children 2 and younger are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.
For information about the tower’s Easter events, call (618) 251-9101 or visit the events page at www.ConfluenceTower.com.