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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8:35 PM

Bethlehem Project: More to Christmas than gifts and Santa Claus

By ABBY ECKEL, Herald Staff Writer

Paul and Rachel Rhodes and their daughter, Zadie, then-7 months, Ottawa, sing “Silent Night” while re-enacting the nativity scene during the 2012 Bethlehem Project at Sylvester Ranch, 1792 Kingman Road, Ottawa. The Bethlehem Project is set to return Dec. 13-15. (File photo/The Ottawa Herald)

A lot of man hours go into making the Bethlehem Project as realistic as possible, Rhoda Martin, an organizer of the event, said.

The Bethlehem Project has been re-enacting the story of Jesus’ birth for more than five years, Martin said.

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