Special to The Hays Daily News

LIEBENTHAL -- A public square rosary rally was Oct. 15 at the grotto next to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Liebenthal.

Fifteen people attended from neighboring communities. The rally was sponsored by America Needs Fatima and was planned in conjunction with more than 7,000 rallies throughout the country. The rallies were at noon to commemorate the time of day when the "miracle of the sun" took place in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

The event was organized and conducted by Judy Hoffman, with the help of Louise Dechant, Mary Ann Randa and Norman Geibler. The event opened with the hymn "Immaculate Mary," followed by prayers, petitions and the rosary. The closing song was "The Star Spangled Banner."