BY DEBBIE PAGE
debbiepage.iredellfreenews@gmail.com

The Troutman’s Live Nativity begins Thursday night with a large contingent of spectators expected to drive through the Iredell County Fairgrounds to see the depiction of Christ’s life and works. The community is invited to come view this free exhibition, which will continue on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.

The scenes depict the prophet Isaiah foretelling Jesus’s birth to Christ’s ascension to his heavenly throne. The participants act out crucial moments with musical accompaniment at times for the visitors who drive slowly through the scenes. Please allow 30 minutes to experience the scenes. Over the weekend, roughly 3,000 cars are expected to pass slowly through the grounds, viewing the scenes with live actors and animals.

Volunteers began constructing the sets earlier this week. Troutman Baptist does volunteer upkeep at the fairgrounds throughout the year to compensate for its use over these three days.

The event has over 100 volunteers as well as live animals participating in the various scenes.

LIVE NATIVITY TRAFFIC FLOW

♦ In the interest of safety and efficiency, all traffic will enter the Live Nativity from the main entrance off of Highway 21/Main Street. There will be personnel to assist with traffic flow into the fairgrounds.

♦ All traffic leaving the nativity will exit the Fairgrounds through the back entrance near the EMS Station, onto Murdock Road.

Directions

♦ From Statesville via I-77 South: Take Exit 45 toward Troutman/Barium Springs. Turn right onto Amity Hill Road. Turn left onto Murdock Road. Turn right onto U.S. 21 North. Enter the fairgrounds’ main entrance on the right.

♦ From Statesville via U.S. 21 – Head south on U.S. 21 toward Troutman. Pass through Barium Springs. Enter the fairgrounds’ main entrance on the left.

♦ From Mooresville via I-77 North – Take Exit 45 toward Troutman/Barium Springs. Turn left onto Amity Hill Rd. Turn left onto Murdock Rd. Turn right onto US-21N. Enter the fairground’s main entrance on the right.

♦ From Mooresville via U.S. 21 – Head north on U.S. 21 toward Troutman. Pass through the downtown Troutman area. Enter the fairgrounds’ main entrance on the right.

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