Dennis and Georgette Wysocki of Dunkirk receive ashes on Ash Wednesday from the Rev. Helen Sam (far right), one of two pastors at St. John's Episcopal Church at 16 W. Fourth St., Dunkirk. The parish participated in "Ashes to Go" where individuals came during an hour-long period, said a short prayer with Sam and received ashes. The Wysockis said they came to receive their ashes because it was much more convenient for them. "By 7 or 7:30 p.m., I'm already showered and done for the day," Georgette Wysocki said. Sam said when she heard the diocese's decision to start "Ashes to Go" she was excited. "I became really excited about it. It's so convenient. I'm all about being user friendly," she said.
OBSERVER Photo by Samantha McDonnell