A gloomy morning didn't stop people from attending a Easter tradition down by the river.
Because faith matters, winds whipped along the river and brought a chill to those attending the annual Easter Sunrise service at the Riverfest Amphitheatre.
Many attended the traditional, nondenominational service but the crowds were less than in previous years.
Much of the pastoral service centered on rebirth and second chances.
"They too found the tomb was empty. The nameless disciple believed that Jesus had risen...Simon and Peter reserved comment," Rev. Vic Nixon said.
Each year, the interfaith service brings together high school and college choirs, scripture readers and remarks from community leaders.