Six new life-sized carved figures will be added to an expanded Nativity display this year at St. George’s (Georgetown). Last year Robbin Wenzoski and his wife Laura, created wonderful life-sized sculptures of Mary, Joseph, and infant Jesus to be displayed out front of the church.
The display was so well received by the congregation and community that when the church asked for support to add a few new figures, the pledges were enough to commission all six of the remaining figures. This year, St. George’s will be adding an angel, a shepherd and lamb, and the three wisemen.
Canon Rob Park, rector of St. George’s, said, “The enlarged display on the front lawn of the church will communicate the message of the birth of Christ and provide an impressive reminder to all who see it of the true meaning of Christmas.”
A free community event will be held on Sunday, December 1, at 4pm to celebrate the installation, with hot chocolate and cookies, carol singing, and a reading of the Christmas story. The celebration will conclude out front on the lawn for a blessing of the nativity and carols played on the church bells.
The display is an official part of Halton Hill’s “Light Up The Hills” winter celebrations and is a stop on the Kinsmen Club of Georgetown’s “Seniors Tour of Lights.”
Canon Rob Park said, “St. George’s is grateful for the support of the community and for the wonderful work of chainsaw artist, Robbin Wenzoski.”