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Bald Knob Cross to hire executive director

ALTO PASS, IL (KFVS) -

A popular southern Illinois landmark is looking for its first executive director.

Members of the board of the Bald Knob Cross Foundation announced Thursday they are accepting applications to head the organization.

The position will be part time with a yearly salary.

Members say they hope the new position will create a brighter future for the foundation.

"The past several years have been focused on cleaning up, restoring, repairing the cross or the grounds," said board treasurer Frank Caruso. "That has virtually been completed. And so now there can be more vision."

Also announced, the welcome center at the cross will get a $40,000 remodel this year.

And members approved the purchase of 12 acres of land near cross.

They say they eventually hope to turn that into campgrounds.

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