Chris and Gretchen Gillette included their daughter, Jaymes, in the live Nativity scene during this year's Christmas Creche event.
Samuel Nielson was captivated by the lighted display strategically placed in the foyer of the church. As the glow of the lights illuminated the toddler's face, his natural curiosity got the better of him as he reached out to touch the wooden structure.
He was still too young to understand the importance the display represented -- the symbol of a child born more than 2,000 years ago.
For three days last week, a team of dozens of volunteers showcased this sacred holiday tradition during the eighth annual Christmas Creche. Hosted at the Latter-day Saints stake center on South Haskett Street, the celebration sought to help people cherish the spirit of the season, according to event coordinator Sherilynn Buckner.
Robi Kipp points out an item of interest to his mother, Alex, and grandmother, Carol Dockstader.
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A steady stream of people visited the local stake center as the exhibit opened Thursday evening.