Annual nativity display to feature area for children

Young nativity viewers at this years “No Room At The Inn” will have an area where they will be able to touch the displays and work on a Christmas craft to take home.

Derby event on Dec. 12-13 to benefit shelter
“No Room At The Inn,” a display of over 350 nativities in various styles and from numerous countries, will be open to viewing Dec. 12 and 13 in the St. Mary Parish Activity Center/School Gym at 618 N. Derby in Derby. The event is a benefit for the Anthony Family Shelter in Wichita. The display will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.
New this year is a Children’s Corner where children will be able to touch and hold a selection of different children’s nativities and work on a special nativity craft to take home.
There is no admission charge, but free will donations will be accepted to benefit the homeless. In addition, there will be a raffle for several donated nativities
For more information, call Judy Pinaire at 788-4945 or email All proceeds will benefit the Anthony Family Shelter.
The event is sponsored by the St. Bernadette Guild of the St. Mary’s Altar Society of Derby-Rose Hill.
“Our first year we had 75 nativities and on free will donations alone, over $250 was raised for the homeless. Last year we had over 350 and raised almost $900,” said St. Bernadette Guild Chairperson Barb Pinaire.
“Again this year, we expect to display at least 350 nativities. Our dream is to grow into a show that will raise thousands of dollars for the homeless.”