“This is a neat way to tell what Christmas is about,” Buczkowski said.
There have been as many as 600 cars drive through Plank Hill Park during the annual pageant.
Gail Byrum, pageant volunteer coordinator, encourages people to take their time through the park. Byrum, who has been involved with the pageant since the early 1970s, said drivers should put their windows down, listen to the music and stop at a scene if needed on the way through the park.
Byrum has been working with volunteers to schedule friends and family members in groups together. There will be a break for those standing in the cold. One group will be outside for the first hour and a different group will be outside for the second hour.
“You don’t experience the real Christmas until you have walked the steps of Jesus’ birth, life,” Byrum said. “There would be no Christmas without it.”
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her: @PharosAES.
If you go: WHAT: 43rd annual Twelve Mile Christmas pageant WHEN: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday WHERE: Plank Hill Park, Twelve Mile