Dec 142012

Photos by Naomi Hatch

Members of Cavalry Community Bible Fellowship performed a play and depicted the nativity for the 4th Day of Christmas.

The 2012 Snowflake-Heritage Foundation’s 3rd Day of Christmas was celebrated with a visit to Frontier Drive, which was lined with luminaries. This day was well supported by the community, with people taking wagon rides, walking or driving to see the many trees that had been adopted and decorated by residents. Santa and Mrs. Santa were there to visit with the children, there was a live nativity, hot chocolate was served, and music was provided by the Snowflake High School Madrigals and John Kay, accompanied by David Peterson. Bev Kay organized the event, which provided a very enjoyable family evening.

Living Faith Christian Center Pastor Andy Myers (center) shared a personal story of a Christmas with his family in the 1980s, the choir performed and the audience joined in singing Christmas carols for the 5th Day of Christmas. Pastor Myers left the audience with a slightly different perspective about Christmas with the songs they chose to sing.

A variety of nativities were on display to celebrate the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas, sponsored by the Snowflake Heritage Foundation. There were performances throughout the evening to entertain onlookers, and residents of Snowflake and Taylor made cookies for the crowd. A highlight for the children was a visit by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, who arrived in the Snowflake Fire Department’s Engine No. 1, a 1948 Chevrolet fire truck.

Mayor Kelly Willis led the countdown to turn on Snowflake’s lights and begin the Christmas season.

Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church’s program was presented on the 2nd Day of Christmas, and reflected on what Christmas means to different people and different cultures. Church members talked about different countries that they grew up in and their traditions for celebrating Christmas. Each prepared food from the country they represented and shared it following the program. The countries represented were Ireland, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and Portugal. The program concluded with the children bringing the nativity scene to life.