Bethlehem Press

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Mary and Joseph greet visitors at the conclusion of the pageant. Mary was played by Lisa Villani on Saturday, and Karen DeLuca (not pictured) on Sunday. Joseph was played by Arby Beisel. The baby Jesus was played by Bryce Copchack on Saturday, and Charlie DeLuca Thomasik (not pictured) on Sunday. Mary and Joseph greet visitors at the conclusion of the pageant. Mary was played by Lisa Villani on Saturday, and Karen DeLuca (not pictured) on Sunday. Joseph was played by Arby Beisel. The baby Jesus was played by Bryce Copchack on Saturday, and Charlie DeLuca Thomasik (not pictured) on Sunday.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LANI GOINSThe Natvity tableaux was made more colorful by the reflections of the raindrops. PRESS PHOTOS BY LANI GOINSThe Natvity tableaux was made more colorful by the reflections of the raindrops.
Narrator William Schellhaas waits as angel’s Lisa Villani and Emilia Johns announce the birth of Jesus. Narrator William Schellhaas waits as angel’s Lisa Villani and Emilia Johns announce the birth of Jesus.
The Wise Men - King Balthazar in red played by Brock Williams, King Caspar in green played by Edward Rogener and King Melchoir in blue played by Kevin B. Landis - were wise to not ride the camels. The Wise Men - King Balthazar in red played by Brock Williams, King Caspar in green played by Edward Rogener and King Melchoir in blue played by Kevin B. Landis - were wise to not ride the camels.
Undaunted by the rain, the crowd watched beneath colorful umbrellas as the pageant unfolded beneath the Rose Garden band shell. Undaunted by the rain, the crowd watched beneath colorful umbrellas as the pageant unfolded beneath the Rose Garden band shell.
Photo 6: Mary and Joseph approach the inn. Mary was played by Lisa Villani on Saturday, and Karen DeLuca (not pictured) on Sunday. Joseph was played by Arby Beisel. Photo 6: Mary and Joseph approach the inn. Mary was played by Lisa Villani on Saturday, and Karen DeLuca (not pictured) on Sunday. Joseph was played by Arby Beisel.
This regal camel was not pleased to be out in the rain. Camels were provided by the Natural Bridge Zoo of Natural Bridge, Va. This regal camel was not pleased to be out in the rain. Camels were provided by the Natural Bridge Zoo of Natural Bridge, Va.

Annual Live Christmas Pageant

Monday, January 6, 2020 by LAN GOINS Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Nativity in the rain