The journey continues

Krystle Wagner • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:28 PM

The second Journey to Bethlehem will return to Duncan Memorial Park next month. Tickets for the nearly 45-minute journey go on sale Friday, Nov. 15, from 5-9 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 527 Taylor Ave. in Grand Haven.

The show runs Dec. 12-14. The journey will start at United Methodist Church of the Dunes, 717 Sheldon Road in Grand Haven.

More than 300 volunteers from 25 Tri-Cities-area churches are helping the town come to life as they partner with the Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity to stage the three-day event. The project's manager, Terri Metzger, said proceeds above production costs will go to the local Habitat for Humanity.

Metzger said bringing the journey to the community is a call from God. She said they have been “so blessed” with the volunteers and cooperation of the city to return to the Grand Haven park.

“It’s so exciting to see how God is moving in our community,” Metzger said.

Since the tickets for last year’s show sold out within 24 hours, Metzger said they are focusing on spreading the word about ticket sales and ways residents can become involved in the project.

Preparation for the second-year event began in January when the group began planning improvements and getting approval to host the event in the park. The "town" and props have been in storage since last year's show.

Metzger said they plan to make the town of Bethlehem and its shops bigger for this year's event.

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