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Beloved Christmas pageant announced

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The Morgan County Special Needs Nativity Pageant will be on Thursday, Dec.14, 2017, at the Milton LDS Church located at 1255 N Morgan Valley Drive.  There will be two performances, one at 6:30 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. 

Pageant Director Coleen Russell says, “It’s one of the most heart-warming events of the Christmas season.”

This sweet holiday tradition was started in 2010, with Stephanie Dickson and Larry Turner as Mary and Joseph.  This year these pivotal roles will be played by Rachel Jarrett and David Whittier.  “We hope you will come and support our special friends in Morgan County,” said Russell.

A unique aspect of the pageant is that major roles are played by disabled cast members from Morgan County.   The nature and severity of cast members’ disabilities vary.   But it is always the abilities of cast members that are on display at the pageant. 

“I learned more about the meaning of Christmas tonight than through any other life experience I have had,” said one attendee.

The pageant has become so popular that last year there was standing-room only, so come early to get a seat.

The Special Needs Institute (SNI) program is directed by Coleen and Ron Russell and Terri and Gene Hughes.  They are assisted by numerous volunteers, who help with activities, service projects and religious education for special-needs individuals, regardless of religious affiliation.  The program is overseen by the LDS stake presidencies of the Morgan Stake, Morgan West Stake and Morgan North Stake.

For more information about the SNI program, please contact Coleen Russell (801.791.5091) or Terri Hughes (801.675.2301).

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