MAPLEWOOD —Area residents for the third year have created a progressive, drive-along nativity, comprising silhouettes projected onto their barns.
The shadows depict the Christmas story. The families live near each other, so the resulting display is one that viewers can see on both sides of the roads as they drive along state Routes 119 East and 65 North, near Jackson Center.
Dan and Connie Steenrod, at 18675 state Route 119, begin the story with a projection of Mary’s visit by the angel. The pictures progress along state Route 119 on the barns belonging to Tom Finkenbine, “Traveling to Bethlehem”; Jan and Harry Noah, “No Room at the Inn”; Jerry Poppe, “The Star”; and the Davis farm at the corner of state routes 119 and 65.
Drivers should turn left onto state Route 65 to see the following projections on barns owned by Cindy and Tim Woodward, “Shepherds”; Ellie and Randy Hoewischer, “Angel with Trumpet”; Kathy and Todd Lotz, “Wisemen”; and the Zimpher farm, “Cross.”