The two ladies responsible for bringing the Bethlehem Walk to life 18 years ago are left, Marlene Bower and right, Karolynn Wright. They are wearing two of the many handmade costumes actors will be donning for the event. NH Photo/Katina Watt


News-Herald Staff Writer

SCIO – The Scio United Methodist Church grounds will come “alive” this weekend thanks to the 18th Annual Bethlehem Walk. The Walk will take place on December 3,4, and 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. Hundreds of visitors will flock to the church each evening enjoying a first-hand account of the night that Christ was born, complete with a cast and crew of over 150 members and a multitude of animals.

The musical program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary on Friday and Saturday evenings, and 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. This year’s musical program begins Friday night with The New Rumley UMC Choir, The New Rumley Trio “The Worship Praise Team,” Roger and Bonnie Logsdon, Gospel H.I.M.S., and Ralph McMillen; Saturday night, Danny Cook, Ralph Mc Millen, the Pentecostal Church, Rev. Karen and Fred Heyburn, Doug Barrick, and Lillian and Heather Bishop; Sunday night, Free Spirit and Drama Team, Winfield UMC Choir, Kaleb Kibble, Scott UMC Choir, Roger Shepherd, Conotton Valley Show Choir, Gary Dulaney and Ruby Foutz, and Ed Kovacik.

Read more about the history of the walk and the women (pictured), that made it come to life, in this weeks Harrison News-Herald.