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Night in Bethehem a huge success

Special to the Sun

Courtesy Dick BaileyThe front of Sierra Bible Church was transformed for a spectacular Night in Bethlehem event.

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The fifth annual Night in Bethlehem was the biggest one yet. Hundreds of people, both young and old, wandered the facsimile village facsimile of first century Bethlehem that was set up in the sanctuary at Sierra Bible Church. More than 250 children took part in the treasure hunt that required them to interview 10 of Bethlehem’s residents and visitors, including, the census taker, the tax collector, Roman soldiers, shop keepers, as well as Joseph and Mary. Parents of these children voiced the fact that a Night in Bethlehem is becoming part of their Christmas family traditions.