The Star of Bethlehem shines brightly over Falher

Above, Anya Smit played Mary and Jalil Levesque played Joseph for the live Nativity Scene. Other children played the angels and shepherds.

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

There was a chill in the evening air, but it was ideal for the second annual live Nativity Scene at the Gazebo in the parking by Falher IGA.

The event was held on December 20, with Tony Smit as the narrator and the Northern Lights Choir joining in with songs like ‘Silent Night’ throughout the storytelling.

Smit read from the Old Testament, including Luke Chapters 1 and 2, and Matthew 2:11-12.

“We’re just reminding people of the meaning of Christmas,” says Smit, adding that it’s good for the children to interact together.

Children played angels and shepherds, with Jalil Levesque and Anya Smit playing the lead roles of Joseph and Mary.

Smoky River FCSS was on hand with hot chocolate and cookies, and they took donations for stuffed Teddy Bears.

Eric Verstappen provided the donkey and sheep for the event.

Above, Crystal Marschner, the director of Smoky River FCSS, took donations for Teddy Bears.
The Northern Lights Choir sang traditional Christmas carols as part of the live Nativity Scene at the Gazebo in Falher during the evening of December 20.


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