Staff photo by Fritz Busch
Ed Meidl, portraying one of the three Wise Men, leads a procession in the 28th season of the Springfield Area Nativity Theatre Association rehearsal Wednesday night at Riverside Park. The story of the first Christmas will be presented in an outdoors pageant at 7 p.m. on Friday; and 7 p.m. on Saturday, at Riverside Park. Local actors bring the story to life in a manger scene. The pageant features camels, dancing angels and music by the community choir. Refreshments are served at the Springfield Community Center after the show.