The Rev. Michael Gossett sprinkles holy water on a figure held by Susan Webster, a New Philadelphia resident, who said her husband had built her a “big, beautiful manger this year, and she wanted to bring the pieces to Steubenville for Sunday’s blessing of the Nativity and Advent wreaths at Fort Steuben Park. Events held as part of the Nutcracker Village and Advent Market continue this week, with the Children’s Lantern Parade scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and the Nutcracker Drumline scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday.

— Linda Harris


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