St. Alban’s Episcopal Church offered Ashes to Go on the Arcata Plaza yesterday. Ashes to Go is a nationwide movement that brings the practice of wearing ashes on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, out into public places to those unable to attend services.

Rev. Sara Potter leads the Ash Wednesday service.

Rev. Sara Potter places ashes on Bob Webb’s forehead during Ashes to Go on the Arcata Plaza.

Bob Webb and Cindy Woods wait at a corner of the Arcata Plaza during Ashes to Go.