The Coshocton County Beacon December 12, 2018

FREE! FREE! • Dec. 12 - 18, 2018 • Vol. 11 • No. 33 • The Beacon Positively Coshocton County for 10 Years Decorating Center Christian Tabernacle hosts live nativity Fisher HOLIDAY By Beth Scott CARPET SALE 740-622-0372 Local Christmas Services See pages 19-22 Coshocton County’s locally-owned newspaper Beth Scott | Beacon The Coshocton Christian Tabernacle had the annual Live Nativity on Dec. 7 – 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Pastor Mike Jansen built a permanent tomb this year with a goal to rebuild one to two scenes every year. Pictured is Anthony Johnson as Jesus. COSHOCTON – For the past 21 years, more than 100 volunteers of all ages and walks of life come together at Co- shocton Christian Tabernacle to bring the Live Nativity to the community. Although the event begins at 6:30 p.m. for three nights in December, cars start lining up to view the Live Nativ- ity at 5:30 p.m. and by 6:30 p.m., the line stretches all the way out to US 36. “A lot of people use this as their Christmas celebration because Christmas gets so busy, so they can use this to remember what Christmas is all about,” said Jacque Wagner, director of the event. In the kitchen, a group of volunteers makes sure that all the actors are fed a cup of warm soup before venturing out into the cold. Christy Grudier has been volunteering with the Live Nativ- ity since the beginning and now works in the kitchen. “I just enjoy helping out wherever I can,” she said as she stirred a big bowl of hot chocolate mix. “Th e community seems to enjoy it so it seems like some- thing I need to do.” Pastor Mike Jansen has taken it upon himself this year to construct a permanent tomb that is used for the resurrection scene. His goal is to take SEE NATIVITY ON PAGE 2 0021_112118