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Drive-thru Nativity set for Dec. 15-16

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Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 12:00 am

Havasu Bible Fellowship Calvary Chapel is set to host is annual drive-through nativity Dec. 15-16 in Desert Hills, just north of Lake Havasu City. The event draws about 3,000 spectators in its two-day duration each year.

“Every year we try to enhance the scene to make it more realistic,” said event co-coordinator Carol McDougal. “We want people to feel like they’re travelling in Bethlehem.”

The event’s seven scenes depicting the story of Jesus Christ’s birth will be slightly different in costumes, cast, and scene settings because new people always are involved or overseeing different aspects, she said.

One mainstay of the event this year is the animals that travel from Yuma to Desert Hills for the event.

Ben Standley, of the Camel Farm and Wild World Zoo, in Yuma, said he is travelling with one camel, six sheep and some lambs, and two donkeys for this year’s show.

Standley said the request for his animals for similar events has been busier than ever this year.

In all, it takes about 100 volunteers, 50 that are in the cast, to pull off the event.

The church’s address is 3735 London Bridge Road. The nativity is set on the property north of there at the intersection of London Bridge Road and East Quartzite.

Admission is free.

You may contact the reporter at jhanson@havasunews.com.

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