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Churches prepare for holiday season

By Staff
LIVE NATIVITY SCENE Travis Huntley, left, Andrew Yarger, Daniel Huntley, Bridget Confait and Cory Griffin will participate in the live nativity scene at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 2601 Davis St. Photo by Carisa McCain/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall / staff writer
Dec. 20, 2002
About 30 members of St. Patrick Catholic Church's Senior Catholic Youth Organization will present a live nativity scene Saturday from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the church, 2601 Davis St.
The live nativity scene will feature Mary, Joseph, wise men, angels and livestock including a goat, lamb and donkey.
This is the first year the church youth have attempted a live nativity scene.
Munoz said the youth have worked hard on the project and he is proud of what they have done.
Church members also will serve hot chocolate and Christmas treats. There is no admission charge, but an offering will be collected.
Other upcoming events for the Christmas and New Year holidays include the following:
Saturday Storytelling with Sarah Mutziger will be at 2 p.m. the Meridian/Lauderdale County Public Library, 2517 Seventh St. The theme is "Classic Christmas Tales Old and New." Free to the public. Call 693-6771.
Saturday Carol Merrill Academy of Dance students will present "The Nutcracker" at Meridian Community College's McCain Theater, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Highway 19 North. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. For information, call 693-3310.
Tuesday The Sweet Spirits Inspiration Choir and St. Paul United Methodist Church will present their third annual Christmas Eve presentation of "What's in the Manger?" at 6 p.m.
Gospel arrangements of favorite Christmas songs will be presented by the Sweet Spirits Inspirational Choir and the Sounds of Triumph Wind and Brass Ensemble.
Dec. 28 A Pre-New Year's Gospel Celebration Concert to benefit the Simpson County Sheriff's Auxiliary will be Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Southfork Fish House Restaurant Entertainment Center in Magee.
Headliners will be The Perrys of Morristown, Tenn.; The MaHarreys of St. Stephens, Ala.; and former Kingsmen "super tenor" Garry "Squeaky" Sheppard of Nashville. Also featured will be Redeemed, the New Wine Quartet and The Next Generation.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Seating is limited. For information, call (601) 847-5339.

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