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Glennville man carries cross on walk across South Georgia

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Dennis Barnard has gotten used to the odd looks he gets as he walks through one South Georgia town after another. 

"Their eyes go wild and they turn," he said. "But it gets their attention and that's the purpose."

This marks his fifth year of walking from the western side of South Georgia all the way back to his home in Glennville. Each year he makes the journey dressed as Jesus and carrying a large wooden cross over his shoulder.

The most curious onlooker asks what he's doing and why.

"You get to meet so many people out here in real life that you would never see in church, they'd never break open the doors of a church. It gives us so many opportunities," he noted.

This year Robert Carter, a friend who attends church with Barnard, came along for the full 300 mile journey. The two alternate carrying the cross to share the weight. The pair anticipate getting back to Glennville sometime Saturday afternoon.

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