Live Na­tiv­ity at­tracts crowds

Stratford Press - - News - By ILONA HANNE

While many na­tiv­ity scenes fea­ture Mary and baby Je­sus, and quite a few use real peo­ple for the roles, it was the bray­ing don­key, hun­gry goats and lots of baby chick­ens that were re­ally cap­tur­ing vis­i­tors’ at­ten­tion at the Christ­mas Won­der­land at the Ma­maku Cen­tre in In­gle­wood last week.

The peo­ple at the Chris­tian Fel­low­ship or­gan­ised a live Na­tiv­ity scene out­side as part of the Christ­mas Won­der­land the group had or­gan­ised.

Vis­i­tors were able to walk through a live na­tiv­ity scene, com­plete with all the smells and noises you might ex­pect.

The event ran for two nights, and with free en­try at­tracted large crowds both evenings.

As well as the live na­tiv­ity there was a tree dec­o­rat­ing com­pe­ti­tion, face paint­ing, ice cream, a light sup­per avail­able and live mu­sic.

Dave Hunger, who was play­ing the part of a wise man on Fri­day night, said the event was a way to give back to the com­mu­nity, while also re­mind­ing peo­ple of the true story be­hind Christ­mas.

Dita Lef­fe­laar with Eli Lef­fe­laar-Lee (three months) played the role of Mary and baby Je­sus on Fri­day night last week.

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