This week, we're talking with Shelly Crespo, about the Community Festival of Nativities. A joint efort by three local churches, the event brings together 950 individual nativity scenes, from 47 different countries. One of the highlights of this year's festival is a nativity that includes 2000 pieces; Crespo says this is the first time all of them have been on display.
The event also includes a piece by guest artist Julia Fish Thompson. There's also a full schedule of musical performances -- including the Peoria Area Civic Chorale, church choirs, and high school madrigal singers.