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Wakefield Baptist Church to feature nativities from around the world

December 6, 2010

    WAKEFIELD – From Kenya to Haiti to Nepal, the Wakefield Baptist Church will feature more than 275 nativities from around the world to remind people what Christmas is about during its Festival of the Nativity on Dec. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church at 236 Main St. in Wakefield.
    “It's to remember what Christmas is about. It's a good way to get into the Christmas spirit,” Nancy Bancroft, congregation member and coordinator of the festival said.
    Bancroft said the church began the festival when the Main Street festival began seven years ago. At its first festival, there were 75 nativities displayed, but that has grown to 275 nativities.“We thought what could we do that would be an interest to people and we wanted to emphasize the Christmas story,” Bancroft said.

      Members of the congregation donate the nativities.
      “Everyone's willing to share. We try to get an international representation. People who travel bring home nativities,” Bancroft said.
      The Festival features nativities from a variety of places, including one from Vietnam made from recycled newspapers and one from Haiti made from recycled oil cans.

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