Easter Weekend Tradition At Paxinos Cross Continues

An Easter weekend tradition played out in one part of Northumberland County. A cross has stood for nearly six decades on the mountain overlooking Paxinos and Route 61 and for more than 3 decades there’s been an Easter Service on the Saturday before Easter at the cross. The Paxinos Cross was first erected in the early 1960’s. It stood until 1986 when the cross had to be replaced. Harvey Buriak, of Danville, was the scout leader that had his troop erect that second cross back in 1986 and helped start the Easter service. Boy Scouts recently replaced the wooden cross from 1986 with a new aluminum cross that is solar powered and will shine at night year-round.