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Georgetown Groups Organize Living Nativity Scene in Town Circle

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - The Good Ole Boy Foundation, a nonprofit group, is organizing a living nativity scene after a town policy prohibits unattended displays in the circle. 

Each year, the town reviews its policies and codes. This year, Georgetown issued a new policy regarding unattended structures, such as signs and items that are not watched by a person, are no longer allowed in the circle. 

In a statement, the town said "the policy is not specific to any religious or holiday displays but-- as stated in the policy-- applies to any and all standing, unattended private displays."

The Good Ole Boy Foundation first announced the living nativity scene online and received supportive comments from locals, churches and other groups in the area. The foundation asked for people to donate costumes, be cast members, bring hot chocolate or sing carols each night the nativity scene is in the circle. 

Pastor Woody Bates of the First Baptist Church said the town policy was a good thing in the end because it lead to an idea of a community event that will be more than just a display. 

"It was something you would just drive by and see. Now we can get multiple people involved in the nativity scene and events around the circle," said Pastor Bates. 

The First Baptist Church is one of the many churches that said they are willing to help the Good Ole Boy Foundation put together the nativity scene. 

Pastor Bates also said each night when the nativity scene is in the circle, they will be accepting donations for a pregnancy center and foster home in the area. 

On Facebook, the Good Ole Boy Foundation said they applied for a permit through the town. The nativity scene is still in the planning and building stages but the first night will be next Wednesday, December 11 and then every night until Christmas. 

 
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