Nov. 19, 2018 – West Bend, WI – There was a nice muffled mitten applause Monday afternoon as the Downtown West Bend Association unveiled its new nativity.
The display was made possible via a very generous donation from Thrivent Financial.
Ramiro Paz with Thrivent Financial said the employees at the company thought sponsoring the nativity was a perfect fit with their mission and giving back to West Bend.
“We felt we just had to,” he said. “There was a need in the community and we were happy to step up.”
The Downtown West Bend Association put the wheels in motion to secure a new nativity after some vandalism in 2017 to the historic Amity Rolfs nativity.
The baby Jesus figure has been mended, thanks to the time and talents of local locksmith Terry Vrana.
The Amity Rolfs nativity is being moved and will be on display at Holy Angels Parish.
Click HERE to watch today’s events in a report on Fox 6.
A trail camera is now in place to help deter vandalism.