Springfield Nativity time
The Springfield Area Nativity Theater Association (SANTA) comes to life this weekend at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, just east of the Springfield Area Community Center. Above, Edward Meidl of Springfield portrays a king with a gift during a Thursday rehearsal. At right, the SANTA choir that adds much to the production. Voted the best nativity pageant in Minnesota by WCCO TV viewers last year, the pageant features Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus in a live manger scene, real camels, dancing angels and is accessible to the disabled.