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(Photo Courtesy Monty Leavell)

Above from left, Brad Hirst, Jeremy Kern and Rhiny Williams, portraying the Three Wise Men, stand with Runyan the camel during First United Methodist Church’s annual presentation of its live Nativity Sunday. Below, Mary, portrayed by Kayla St. Louis, kneels as angel Kolby Mathews surrounds her with light. In addition to the reenactment of the Christmas Story, complete with several live animals, the event also featured traditional holiday songs, hot cocoa, and cookies.

(Photo Courtesy Monty Leavell)