continued “The whole idea is to get the message out. That’s first,” Marshall said. “Second, we would like to do something that blesses the community. This is a nice event that the community can come to and enjoy. It’s a lot of fun. That’s the most important thing.”
Davie said the pageant provides a good avenue for families to share time together during the holiday season.
“People enjoy doing something together as a family at the holidays,” she said. “A lot of movies aren’t that family-friendly for all ages. They’re not all that appropriate. This is one thing where you know you can all come and it will be appropriate for all ages and everyone will love it. It’s a tradition for some people to come to North Syracuse Baptist.”
In addition, unlike the movies, the pageant doesn’t cost a thing.
“It’s free,” Davie said. “Nowadays, in this economy, a lot of people look for something that’s close by where you don’t have to drive a long way. This is a very entertaining and purposeful experience.”
The pageant will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at North Syracuse Baptist Church, 420 S. Main St., North Syracuse. Free refreshments are available, and assistance with parking will be provided. The staff is eager to see you and your family there.
“We want to show God’s love in a practical way to the community,” Marshall said. “That’s why we’re committed to doing that every year.”