In one months time there are over two million people just visiting the McDonalds sites, and that's one whole lot of people who are reminded, once again, of the reason for the season.
International Nativity Scenes
Part of the wonderful Christmas tradition of Springfield, Missouri has been the display of nativity scenes from around the world. In the 1990's the Messiah Project began placing nativity scenes at various locations throughout Springfield, Then, in 1999, the McDonald's restaurants in Springfield requested that the Messia Project provide Nativity Scenes for all of the free standing McDonalds in this region. This has been done over the years, reflecting the traditional values of the season.
Each scene costs in excess of $625 to build and hand paint. It also costs aproximately $100 to put them up, take them down, store and repair them for the next season.
If you would like to be a part of this ministry you can contact us and we can discuss ways you can help.
A special thank you goes to Sherry Pettey, the artist who donated her time and talents since 2009 in creating these beautiful pieces and to Spectrum Paint for donating the paints. Their generosity is greatly appreciated.