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Friday, December 21, 2007

A Nativity Festival

On Saturday the 15th the ward sponsored a Nativity Festival at The Eastern Plains Event Center {EPEC} for the whole community. Only one other church participated in the display, but we had quite a few people coming through {for our small town} and feel that next year we will get better participation. The following are shots from this event. The ward choir, I use the term loosely, performed several Christmas songs twice during the day.Savanna plays her song, a very simplified version of Jingle Bells.Cody and instructor, McKell, team up on Picture A Christmas. Cody played top hand and she played the bottom.Shantel and McKell joined forces on Away in a Manger, Shantel taking top hand and McKell the bottom.There were several soloists and a few duets. Shantel and friend sang Angels We Have Heard on HighThese are just a sampling of the many different nativities that were on display.

Three different families played the part of the Family in the live Nativity. Three babies played Jesus, but I think only 2 were actually laid in the manger. The backdrop was built that morning, on the spot. The builder's wife informed him, that well, he should re-erect it in their front yard complete with life sized cut-outs of the family! Guess he'll have his work cut out for him! :)Sweet baby! His Grandpa laid him here while the parents went to change. He thought it would make a beautiful Christmas card.The third family to pose I didn't get a shot of, but the local paper did and they can be seen here. It was a nice event and I heard only positive remarks from the people in the community. It was tiring though, I fell asleep so quickly that evening! May all your days be Merry and Birght and may the spirit of Christ bless you throughout your life!


{I did capture the picture of the third family }

12 comments:

Holly said...

What a neat event. I love creche displays.

Merry Christmas!

carrie & troy keiser said...

It was pretty cool.

Michelle A. said...

Merry Christmas Carrie - love the new family photo!

Dancin Queen said...

What a beautiful night. Love the baby jesus lying in a manger.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Michelle- thanks and a Merry Christmas to you and your family!
DQ- He's prett sweet, huh?:)

KATE said...

I love the live nativity! Wow, how precious is that picture of the baby in the manger? Awww...

I also love all the nativities. I have been in Enrichment for years & one of my favorite ever Christmas Enrichments was the one where we had women bring their nativities to display! I love it!!

Merry Christmas!!

Keeley said...

What great pictures - love the nativities. But the best was the baby in the manger. Oh my, just wanted to cuddle that little one! What a sweetpea. =)

Sherri said...

What a cool festival!!!!!!! Love the pics!

Candace E. Salima said...

How absolutely delightful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Merry Christmas from the Salimas.

SuperCoolMom said...

Have a great Christmas!

Shellie said...

How cool! Thanks for the pics, I'm playing catchup too! Merry, Merry Christmas to your family this year!

carrie & troy keiser said...

All of ya- the baby is just precious! And I knew you would love it too!
Kate- We had never done a nativity display until this year and I loved it, thought it was cool that we opened it up to the whole community.
Keeley, Sherri, Candace, Supercool, Shellie - thanks! Glad that you enjoyed this post! Wishing all of you in blog land a Merry Christmas and all the best in the year to come.