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COMMUNITY TRADITION: Courthouse to play stage

November 28, 2012

Post & Mail file photo The Community Christmas Celebration will be Dec. 7-8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Whitley County’s Courthouse. Pictured is last year’s live nativity scene.

COLUMBIA CITY – As the holiday approaches, the Whitley County Courthouse continues to transform into a Christmas wonderland.

The Community Christmas Celebration is a tradition spanning 28 years and will promote the holiday theme both outside and inside the Courthouse.

On Dec. 7-8 from 6 to 8 p.m., seven stations will take visitors on the Christmas story journey. Area churches volunteer to make up live nativity scenes. Narrators complete the picture as they tell the traditional Christmas story.

Peggy McCarthy is one of the event’s coordinators. “This is the least commercial way to start the holiday season,” said McCarthy. “It is a warm and inviting tradition.”

In addition to the live nativity scenes, a story-telling group will be held inside the Courthouse for kids. Local talent will perform carols for crowds to enjoy.

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