POMEROY — Noah’s Ark has resided in Pomeroy for the last 18 years.
At least, a replica of Noah’s Ark has.
This is the 18th year in which Hillside Baptist Church has put on their performance of Noah’s Ark Outdoor Drama. It’s staged by members of the Power of the Blood Ministry. A five-year-old replica of Noah’s Ark sits atop a hillside behind the church, and it is here where anyone can visit and see the performance for free at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1-3 and Aug. 8-10.
According to information provided by the church, God told Noah to make an ark 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, 45 feet tall, 1,400,000 cubic feet and a gross tonnage of about 13,960. While Hillside Baptist Church’s ark is not as big as the original, it too only has one main door, and when the door was closed, any creature still outside the door was doomed. The Rev. Dr. James R. Acree compared the closing of the door to those who were too late to reach the ark to those who are not saved during the second coming of Christ.
The performance, which runs about two hours with an intermission, will feature sound and lighting effects, live animals and interactive performances. Seating will be provided but viewers are allowed to bring their own chairs and blankets. Handicap parking and concessions will be available.
“It’s all about Noah and his family,” Acree said.