Christmas Village performances set; rehearsals, too

Christmas Village Ministry invites the public to the 2011 presentation of the Christmas Village located at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in Poteet. If this is not already a Christmas tradition for you, your friends and family, this year is the year to start this wonderful tradition. Again this year Christmas Village has transformed the festival grounds into Holy Land during the time of Jesus. This years presentation of Christmas Village will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 9th, 10th, and 11th . Doors open at 5:30 pm with the tours leaving every 8 to10 minutes beginning at 6:00 pm and it will take approximately 45 minutes to make the tour once started. If there is a wait period to get the tour under under way, to make that wait enjoyable, we have some very good local entertainment and of course refreshments on hand, and as always there will be no charge for the evening.

Christmas Village has over 200 participants portraying the people of this most important time of Christianity. Actors for Christmas Village come from all parts of Atascosa County and surrounding areas, with many of our churches participating. Each year Christmas Village adds to the presentation and this year is no exception, this year we ask you “HOW MANY TIMES WILL YOU SEE JESUS”? Come and enjoy each and every scene with scripts directly out of the Bible.

Last year over 1,086 people toured the village during the three nights and we are praying this year you make this an important part of your Christmas celebration. Start your Christmas season by knowing what the season is all about and the reason for the for the season. We hope to see you there and we wish you the Merriest part of Christmas. Rain, Snow sleet of night…..

Well Christmas Village is not the Post Office but we certainly have a message to deliver to our community. So please do not let a little rain stop you from coming to rehearsal this week, Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening we will rehearse. If it is raining we will rehearse inside the Rotary Club otherwise Travis Powell and his hard working crew have fantastic village scenes built and ready for the 2011 performances.

If you have friends and family that would be interested in a part, it is not to late, bring them with you. We will help them select the right part.

Monday Tuesday, Wednesday: rehearsals begin 7:00pm – Dress warmly – you may want to bring a flash light.

If you do not have your costumes you can pick them up after 6:00 and before 8:00pm

Should you come? Yes-if you have a speaking part it is VERY important that you come to interact with other actors – especially you Christmas Village veterans PLEASE come and help our new actors. If you are a Townsperson please come and help out the speaking actors by simulating the groups coming through the villages.


Is Dress Rehearsal – please wear your costumes

Friday and Saturday and Sunday

Please be there no later than 5:30, come in from Amphion Rd (turn off 16 at the car wash) and turn right into the Strawberry Festival grounds, there will be someone there to direct you. Please be sure that you park with your headlights pointed away from the village as not to shine your lights into the village should you have to leave before all our visitors have left the village.

If you have any questions please call us or come to the rehearsals and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

THANK YOU so much for making this a big part of your Christmas Season, you will make an important impact on many lives.

For more information please call: Casting – Dan Barrows, 210-288-0047; Misc Questions- Travis Powell, 210- 413-4875; Costumes- Jennifer Mort, 210-279-9911 Cell.

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