Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 13, 2013

Community invited to ‘A Night in Bethlehem’

By ANNE ELGIN
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield Community Church held its 4th annual “A Night in Bethlehem” in Bluefield City Park.

It took about 20 hours and eight men to set to set up the little town of Bethlehem display, Faye Louthan a church member said.

The church members displayed what Bethlehem would have been in biblical times.

The set included a bakery, pottery shop, carpentry shop, scroll shop, inn and stable.

Children will receive a bag at the entrance and be able to make a craft at each shop  in the town. The tour then ends at the stable where Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus stayed. Louthan said.

“The Parks and Recreation Department is very appreciative of the church. It is a great exhibit to go a long with the Holiday of Lights display. This is what the holiday season is all about, bringing joy to people and we encourage everyone to come out and support the community,” Director Dwight Godwin said.

The night in Bethlehem will also be available to walk through today, Dec. 20 and 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

— Contact Anne Elgin at aelgin@bdtonline.com