Washington Evening Journal
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FAIRFIELD — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fairfield hopes to start a new Christmas tradition in town by inviting the public to show off their Nativity displays.
The church, located at 2143 S. 32nd St. on the west edge of town, will host a communitywide Nativity scene display from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
“Walk through the displays, listen to Christmas hymns and feel the true spirit of Christmas,” states a flyer from the church.
For those with a Nativity display they’d like to show, the church is asking residents to set it up between 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9.
Lisa Trent, a member of the church who is helping to organize the event, said she expects this first year of Nativity displays to be small, but she hopes that it grows as more people become aware of it.
“We’ll get to hear some musical numbers by people who have volunteered to sing,” Trent said. “We’ll also have donuts and cider.”
Trent said the church has a seven-minute video of a Nativity that it will play on a loop.
“We’re excited to start this tradition, because I don’t think anybody else has done this,” Trent said.
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