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Come be a part of this peaceful public witness for life in Arkansas' FIRST pro-life city, Springdale.  Our own local March For Life will meet and begin promptly at 2:00pm at St. Raphael Church.  We will then march along the route shown below in a prayerful procession to Shiloh Square, where we will end with a short rally. The rally will include praise and worship from Treese and John Muller and guest speakers Springdale Mayor, Doug Sprouse, and Judge Joseph Wood with his powerful and personal testimony of life. We hope you will join us!

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2020 March for Life Flyer

EVENT DETAILS

2:00 PM START AND PARK*

ST. RAPHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH PARKING LOT

1386 S. West End St., Springdale 72764

PEACEFUL AND PRAYERFUL WALK 

TO SHILOH SQUARE - NEAR SPRINGDALE CITY HALL

106 W. Emma Ave., Springdale 72764

RALLY featuring

PRAISE & WORSHIP MUSIC:

Treese and John Muller

GUEST SPEAKERS:

 Doug Sprouse, Mayor of Arkansas' FIRST Pro-Life City

Joseph Wood, Washington County Judge and his personal adoption story

*Bus & car srevice will be available for return. 

March for life faqs

Where do we park?

St. Raphael Church  in Springdale has generously offered their quite large parking lot as our starting point. The church is located at 1386 West End St. in Springdale (at the corner of West End and Sunset (Hwy 412)).  We will be gathered in the grassy area near the Sunset entrance. 

How long is the walk?

Our route is 2.3 miles from St. Raphael to Shiloh Square.  We will walk North on West End St. to Huntsville, east on Hunstville to Spring St., south on Spring St. past the Springdale Police Station and City Hall to Shiloh Square.  Depending on the size of the crowd, we are estimating the walk to be about an hour. 

What if I start the walk but am not able to finish?

If a walker begins the march but is unable to complete it, we will have a car service available to pick them up and drive them to Shiloh Square.

Are the streets blocked off for us?

The streets are not blocked off, but we have secured police escorts.  Under the leadership of Captain Frank Gamble of Springdale, we have a city permit for our march and police escorts to ensure walkers are kept safe.

How do we get back to the starting location?

There are two options:  

1)  You may take bus transportation, generously offered by Cross Church and St. Joseph Church,  from Shiloh Square back to St. Raphael Church. 

2)  Have your group drive two cars; leaving one at Shiloh Square and then driving and parking the other at St. Raphael Church. 

Will there be signs to carry?

Yes!  NWA Respect Life has a limited amount of sings available for people to carry.  WE ALSO HAVE TWO BANNERS (one in English and one in Spanish) AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO CARRY THEM DURING THE MARCH.  However, the signs people make on their own create such beautiful witnesses of family, children and Church.  Please remember this is not a protest, but a public, joyful and prayerful witness of the inherent dignity and sacredness of all human life.

NO SIGNS THAT CONDEMN, CRITICIZE OR DISPLAY GRAPHIC IMAGES ARE ALLOWED. 

Will there bathrooms or refreshments?

Shiloh Square has a total of 10 bathrooms for ladies and 6 for men.  The Trailside Coffee Co. (next to the Phatt Tire bike shop in Shiloh Square) is not usually open on Sundays BUT will be open for pro-lifers who would like coffee, cocoa or snacks.

What's at Shiloh Square?

We will conclude our march with a rally offering praise and worship music led by John and Treese Muller.  We then have the privilege of an opening prayer with Pastor Keith Harmon, Discipleship Pastor at Cross Church in Springdale, greeting by Mayor Doug Sprouse of Springdale (Arkansas' FIRST pro-life city), personal witness from Joseph Wood, Judge for Washington County, and closing prayer with Fr. Jason Tyler, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville.  You should be back to our starting point by 4:00pm.

Have further questions?  Need more information?