‘For unto us a child is born …’



A live nativity in the town’s gazebo spoke the true meaning of Christmas during Blountsville’s treelighting ceremony Friday, Dec. 5. Restoration Assembly of God used members and other county residents to recreate the scene of Jesus’ birth. The parents are rapt in awe as they gaze upon him. Joseph, the father, is portrayed by Jeremy Vanmaanen and Mary by Melissa Kirby, both of Blountsville. The infant is Jordan Painter, 4-month-old son of Brian and Brandy Painter of Hayden. The Restoration church is located at 169075 Main Street, Blountsville. Michelle Martin provided information and photographs.