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Manger Project is Saturday

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The pallets are ready to be turned into mangers.

by David Taylor

The pallets have been disassembled and cut to size, the straw has been bagged up, the homemade cookies are baked or about to go into the oven, the hot dogs are on hand ready for the grill. Now all we need is children of all ages who are ready to build a manger for their family. Over 75 have been prepared and almost 50 families are already signed up to participate. I hope your family is one of those 50! The expected children range in age from 2 to 72.

Check out the Middlesex Manger Project Facebook page and see all the fun we had just getting prepared last Saturday. That is nothing compared to what we are expecting this Saturday!

This event is free, but we will only be prepared for those who we are expecting. It has been said many are planning to just “show up” to participate. If you do, we will do our best to have a manger for your family to build; however, there are no guarantees. You can still register by going on Facebook (Middlesex Manger Project) and letting us know of your plans in the comment section. Simply put your name and the number attending. Remember this is one manger per family project. If we have extras at the end, we will allow you to take the kits home to build later. You can also register by calling 776-0613 and leaving a message.

Please, we don’t want to turn anyone away, but we need to know that you are coming. So remember to register so we can be expecting you. 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. If you are unable to make it, we hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and the most blessed Christmas ever!

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 11.19.2014

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