As the bells chimed to announce that it was noon Saturday, approximately 50 people gathered outside the David R. Hourigan Government Building in Lebanon.
They gathered for one purpose: to pray.
Specifically, to pray the Rosary.
Helen Hughes, the organizer of the event, said this is the third year the public Rosary has been held in Marion County. The event was held as close as possible to Oct. 13, the anniversary of what some Catholics believe was Mary’s final apparition to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.