6C — December 14 - 27, 2018 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

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Located at 2800 Buchanan Trail East Matt Hurley of Hurley Auctions hosts live Nativity scene in Greencastle

REENCASTLE, PA — Matt Hurley of Hurley Auctions in Greencastle has been hosting a live Nativity scene for the community for the last three years. He originally started it for his kids to understand the real meaning of Christmas. “We teach it in our home, so I know they know the real meaning,” Hurley said. “I just get tired of all the commercialization of Christmas.” The Hurley tradition of a Live Nativity originated as a Christmas Day walk with G

Matt and his children along PA-Rte. 16 dressed up like Mary, Joseph and the shep- herds. Along with the family donkey and a toy baby Jesus, the Hurley family walked up and down the roadway and received quite a response from passing motorists. Matt said “People stopped, took pictures and blew their horns…After that, I said: ‘Guys, next time, we’re doing a live Nativity,’ and that’s kind of what got it to where it is now.” The Live Nativity includes two scenes: a manger scene with Mary, Joseph, the wise men and animals, including cows, sheep, a donkey, and goats; and a shepherd’s scene with sheep in a fenced area. A narration of the Christ- mas story from Luke 2 plays outside by the Nativity scene every 15 minutes. Hurley enlists the help of his wife, Shannon, their six children and his employees in bringing the Nativity scene to life. Many of the Nativity- scene actors are youth mis- sionaries and Trinity Church choir will be providing live music. Hurley jokes that it’s become a “major production”, but he said “We want this to be for the community—any denomi- nation, We want people to be able to come and enjoy what we feel is the true meaning of Christmas. That’s what we’re focused on.”  Penn-NW honors investment, Job Creation and Volunteerism at Annual Meeting HERMITAGE, PA — The annual meeting of the Penn- Northwest Development Corporation was held Thurs- day, November 15, 2018 at the Avalon Golf &Country Club in Hermitage. Each year at its annual meet- ing, PNDC presents Economic Impact Awards in honoring of those companies that have invested and committed to cre- ating jobs in Mercer County. The meeting also included the presentation of Improvement Movement Team Champion Awards to several individu- als who have gone above and beyond throughout the year for the economic development program of Mercer County. 

Live Nativity at Hurley Auctions building

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