Sonshine Cross at Shellrock Point
A Cross to symbolize the unity of the communities of Omak and Okanogan was mentioned by Lew Schaffer of Sonshine Ministries, during a 1986 visit sponsored by the Omak Chamber of Commerce Church Committee. By December of that year, a 30 foot by 50 foot, 6000 pound cross was erected on Shellrock Point with volunteer help. Christians In Action now maintains the cross with the help of designated donations. The cross has been an inspiration and a source of comfort for many people in our area, and for those passing through.
On August 29th of 2005, a twister force wind bent the cross approximately 10 feet up into a northerly direction. The Christians In Action board immediately began restoration, and with volunteer help and donations, it stands tall today.
A history of the Sonshine Cross from 1986 to present has been compiled by Christians In Action in booklet form. Including Chairman Loren Parman’s original daily diary of the construction and pictures of the various gatherings, it is available by donation to the non-profit corporation.
Maintenance includes paying a monthly electrical bill, replacing light fixtures and bulbs when damaged, and repainting when needed.