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Spirit of the season represented live at Nativity

December 15, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

Concordia will stage its sixth live Nativity display Sunday in front of its Haven II building in Jefferson Township. There will be three showings of about 15 minutes each.

JEFFERSON TWP — Concordia Lutheran Ministries staff and residents will stage its sixth live Nativity scene Sunday in front of its Haven II building.

Connor Hagey, the director of retirement living and coordinator of the event, said, “We’ve got at least a dozen, if not more, cast members. They are all volunteers.

“They are Concordia employees and family members of Concordia employees. The narrator is Bob Kaltenhauser, a Haven III resident,” Hagey said.

He said another 18 or so employee volunteers will be behind the scenes helping with the lighting, sound and music.

As for the Nativity story characters, he said, “They’re going to be in costume, and it’s going to be outside, so people should dress warm,” he said.

According to Hagey, as in past years, the Nativity will be a stationary scene centered around a manger with different characters coming to the manger as the Nativity story unfolds.

The actors will be supplemented by animals, including an adult camel, rented for the evening.

Read more in the Butler Eagle about what it takes to put on this live Nativity.